Archive | May, 2020

“I don’t feel like I am alone in my concerns, I’m filled with hope” – Imogen finds an upside to lockdown

A big thanks to today’s guest blogger Imogen. We’re delighted to share her encouraging, insightful story about how lockdown has helped her to manage anxiety. Quite early into lockdown I realised I felt a bit strange. It took me a while to work out that what I didn’t feel was panic. Over the last couple […]

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Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!

Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ypeople’s Dr Emily Pathe explains why kindness really matters

We are delighted to share this fantastic series of short videos created by YPeople for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Dr Emily Pathe, resident psychologist for YPeople and NHS Lanarkshire, draws on her own expertise and wider research to explain the importance of kindness for wellbeing. Dr Emily gives valuable insights on what it truly […]

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Mind and Draw – spreading kindness through creativity #MHAW2020

Mind and Draw is an inclusive and accessible project run by Garry Stevens. You don’t have to be an artist, this is for anyone who wants to have fun, relax and express themselves through drawing! For Mental Awareness Week Garry is spreading kindness through creativity, with a special programme features the following daily activities: Wednesday […]

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‘The first draft is you just telling yourself the story….’ – poetry by Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players

The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]

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Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!

We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]

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I’ve finally stopped body shaming my self…and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A re-post by @fuzzypeachgirl which feels particularly relevant this week. The Young Women’s Movement have just launched their hugely important annual Status of Young Women In Scotland report, focussing on body image. This issue has also been highlighted with a huge media frenzy about singer Adele’s weight loss (uninvited by Adele herself). There is a […]

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