It was an absolute privilege to work with the children and young people at Central and West Integration Network, helping them to make some animations about their lives. We’ll be sharing their creations as part of our age and wellbeing series over the next few weeks. Their first film is simple but hugely powerful, showing […]
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On World Book Day we asked which books were good for your mental health, now or at particular times of your life. The passionate responses from our volunteers and followers definitely made us want to clear some space on our bookshelves! Any book helps me with mental health, not one specifically….” -Ann-Marie Sharpe, Community Correspondent […]
A post by our Project Assistant Marie who started a full-time college course on her 36th birthday. You might be the oldest person there…but it’s ok! My main concern about returning to college was age. I worried about feeling isolated and sticking out like a sore thumb. As I’m studying in the creative arts I […]
The third instalment of mental health animations from GAMH Young Carers as part of our #ageandwellbeing series. This time they’re sharing some straightforward yet effective tips for making a bad day better. You can watch all of the group’s short mental health animations on our playlist.
A short video from Beat charity, challenging the many stereotypes and misconceptions about eating disorders.
A post from our Community Correspondent The Intuitive Gardener If I was offered a magic pill and go back to being sixteen, there’s no way I’d take it. Back then, I hated everything about myself. I remember feeling very confused and looking for answers in all the wrong places. In a way, my inner self […]
Our current Mind Waves theme is age and wellbeing and we were recently very lucky to work in partnership with GAMH Young Carers group. The young people spent some time exploring the things in life which help them to manage their mental health. We supported them to take the lead on making some animations to […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series. If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash! I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief. I think there are […]
Our project assistant Marie shares her own experience of debt and mental health as part of our Age and Wellbeing series. One question our volunteers and training participants have been considering as part of our latest theme is ‘if you could take a magic pill and go back to being 16 would you take it?‘ […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh as part of our age and wellbeing series. I don’t feel 58 until I look in the mirror. But then, when I spend time with my two grand kids, I feel young again. If my sixteen year old self could see me, she’d tell me to stop […]