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What we wish you knew about young carers

The GAMH Young Carers group tells us what they wish we knew about young carers “We are diverse” There’s no such thing as a typical young carer. We are as different from each other as any other group of young people. “I wish people knew how hard it is”  It is tough to care for […]

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“A madman who knows how to use a camera? Whatever next?” – John tells us about his experience of making his film Simon Says PSYCHOSIS

A guest post from John Richardson of @SiSaysPSYCHOSIS Considering my first stint of abrasive reality arrived whilst studying film production; making a documentary on psychosis was naturally, inevitable. It was the Early Intervention in Psychosis service, which I’d recently been discharged from, that gave me ‘the prod’ to do so. I joined filmmaking forces with a psychologist in […]

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The Commonwealth Games: a poem by Jane Chisholm

Our Community Correspondent Jane Chisholm reflects on the Commonwealth Games with a poem.   Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games Has came and been The biggest event Glasgow has ever seen The contestants they came from Nations far and wide To compete in their sports All around the Clyde There were famous people Like Lulu, ‘the […]

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Why people with mental illness should vote in #indyref – It’s about time we came out of our shell and had a voice

Mind Waves is about giving people a voice. We want to hear what people have to say about mental health and wellbeing, but importantly, we also want to to know what people with lived experience of mental illness have to say about other things. Our Community Correspondent Peter Leckie is passionate about encouraging people to […]

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Resilience: some inspiration before our competition closes today

Today- Friday 29 August- is your last chance to enter our resilience photo competition.  If you’re still looking for some inspiration on what resilience means, here’s a round-up of the posts we’ve featured this month.  A massive thank you to all of our contributors. Dr Pete Seaman explained how we can build resilient communities Real […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Jane Chisholm

Where are you from? I’m from the South side of Glasgow. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? I’m a member of the Glasgow Association for Mental Health as I have suffered from depression and anxiety for many years, as many of my ancestors before me did. What can we expect from your blogs? People […]

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The friendly games in the friendly city #citizen2014

Our Community Correspondent John Dane talks about his experience of the games In 2007 after reaching the shortlist it was finally announced that Glasgow was to be the Host City for the 2014  Commonwealth Games. There then followed a frantic seven years of planning and construction and the day finally arrived on July 23 2014. […]

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Community Correspondent Peter Leckie

Meet our Community Correspondents: Peter Leckie

  Where are you from? The East End of Glasgow. Why do you care about mental wellbeing? I have a mental health problem myself, that’s why I care about mental health. I was cynical about it before, but now I know it’s real, it’s what I care about. What can we expect from your blogs? […]

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