With December fast approaching, we’ve been reflecting on the opportunities, connections and learning which have made 2018 shine for Mind Waves. Undoubtedly, a massive highlight was the involvement of our Community Correspondents in The Alliance Self Management Network’s Gaun Yersel: Celebrating Self Management networking event. A group of our volunteers took on the important role […]
Archive | November, 2018
Do you need a festive Prenup? The joys of a ‘Pre-Christmas-No-Unnecessary- Presents’ agreement!
It’s ‘Black Friday’, a day where we are bombarded with special offers and discounts – even the websites of some retailers have a queue! It can feel overwhelming and the focus on spending can be difficult for those struggling financially. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with treating family and friends or, indeed, […]
Debt and mental health: A zine
As part of our money and mental wellbeing theme, our Project Assistant Marie shares a zine exploring the relationship between debt and mental health. We’ll be talking more about support for those affected by debt over the coming weeks as our theme continues.
Friends – a poem by our Community Correspondent, John Dane
A poem from our Community Correspondent John Dane As I’m sitting here at home I’m suddenly feeling all alone Then I think of the life that I’ve had There’s been a lot more good days than bad I’m thinking back to when I was a boy I’d shut myself away and play with a toy […]
They say money makes the world go round…but what do you think? Introducing our brand new theme.
Each year the build up to the festive period seems to begin earlier and earlier meaning that money – or lack of it – is never far from our minds. Yet, even though money can have a huge impact on our health, relationships and daily lives, it is often seen as a confidential or even […]
‘Wrapping up’ – bringing our seasons theme to a close and welcoming in winter with a bonus podcast episode!
To mark our seasons theme drawing to an end, we are delighted to share a special mini edition of the Mindwaves podcast. We feature some short interviews with GAMH volunteers and participants, recorded last month at the fantastic Autumn Festival in Bellahouston Park. Susie, Vincent and Peter share their experiences of volunteering outdoors in all […]
Festive choir starts this Monday 12th November at Glasgow’s Village Storytelling Centre
If you enjoy singing and are already raring to get into the Christmas spirit then why not join the Village Storytelling Centre’s festive choir? The first meeting of the group takes place this coming Monday 12th November from 7.00-8.30pm at Leithland Neighbourhood Centre in the Pollok area of Glasgow (25 Kempsthorn Road, G53 5SR). The […]
Top tips for staying mentally well in the Scottish winter
So many of us struggle through the winter months. It’s cold and dark and we just don’t know when it will end (last year’s Beast from the East in March has left a lot of us with trust issues…) But it comes every year and we’ve found ways of coping with it. Here are some […]