Author Archive | Maddy Docherty

A sense of purpose can help us to feel less alone – Hilda’s thoughts on loneliness

With this years Mental Health Awareness Week theme being loneliness, I reached out to our volunteer community correspondents and asked them to share their thoughts. Hilda wrote this useful piece which discusses the importance of communication, connection and purpose, and also links to several resources on the COPE Scotland website. Her words are below. A […]

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Student mental health – Bryony’s story

This week on the blog we are publishing our last student mental health story for the time being. This series was inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students […]

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Student mental health – Ellen’s story

This week we’re continuing our series on student mental health, inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them, to easily access. Read on for […]

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Student mental health – Chris’ Story

This week we’re continuing our series on student mental health, inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them to easily access. Read on for […]

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Student mental health – Maddy’s Story

You might remember that last week we shared a blog post about the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them to easily access.  Over the […]

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5 Tips for Working from Home!

The last few years have brought a lot of changes to daily life, to say the least. One huge difference that affects our day-to-day routine is that a huge number of us now work from home. An Instagram poll conducted on the Mind Waves Instagram account showed that 79% of our followers work from home […]

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New Mind Waves podcast episode: Winter and Emotions

At the beginning of February, a new Mind Waves podcast went up on Anchor. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here. The episode explores some of the ways that the winter months affect our mental health. Rosie spoke to Daryl McDonald, a person-centred therapist from Glasgow, and Jordan-Sarto-Francis, an American actor and podcaster. […]

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Laura’s memorial for Thich Nhat Hanh

This week we have another blog post from our Community Correspondent, Laura. Read on for her thoughts on the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, a man often referred to as the Godfather of Mindfulness.  To set the scene, I wrote this blog while listening to Home Spa on a Sunday night. My partner is at my […]

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