Archive | November, 2015

Community Correspondent John Dane

Show me something new

A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane This week I spent an exciting morning having a guided tour and taking part in a workshop at the Turner Prize Exhibition at the Tramway. This was a great opportunity as this is the first time the exhibition has been held in Scotland and only the second […]

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There is no law against hugging

There’s a popular myth, in every public service from nurseries to psychiatric hospitals, that it’s against the rules for staff to hug the people they support. It’s one of those things that makes for a good story, but this excellent piece from Anna Fowlie of the Scottish Social Service Council dispels it. Of course, touching […]

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Can reading and writing help you manage your wellbeing?

At Mind Waves, we’re passionate about the power of stories (reading and telling them)  in promoting wellbeing. If you’d like to learn more about how stories can help, or you’d just like to get together with some like-minded people for inspiration, head East to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh next Tuesday, Nov 24. The […]

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Free social media workshops in Glasgow

If you have something to say about mental health and wellbeing, come along to one of our free social media workshops, which start on December 3. Whether you have lived experience, you’re a volunteer or carer or your work is related to mental health, we’d love to have  you along. At Mind Waves, we meet […]

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Were you in institutional care in Scotland? The National Confidential Forum is your chance to be heard

The National Confidential Forum, or NCF is a new project to hear the truth about people’s experiences as children in Scotland’s institutional care system. We caught up with Ben Lukins at the Forum to hear more .    What’s the National Confidential Forum all about? The National Confidential Forum (the Forum) is here to listen […]

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