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#citizen2014 media centre: sign up to workshops

  Are you interested in reporting an alternative perspective on the games? We’re part of #citizen2014 – a partnership running the citizen media centre on the city’s Trongate. The partnership includes Mind Waves, Digital Commonwealth, somewhereto_ ,  and the Media Trust. We will offer free support to budding citizen journalists at a drop-in at the Beyond the Finish Line building on […]

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Commonwealth citizen journalist drop-in

Beyond the Finish Line,  7 Trongate, July 21 onwards We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be part of a citizen journalist drop in at Beyond the Finish Line throughout the Commonwealth Games. Mind Waves is working with Digital Commonwealth to offer one-to-one mentoring, workshop sessions and peer networking for anyone who wants to report […]

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Real resilience is about adaptability and community, not individual strength

A guest post from Dr Pete Seaman of Glasgow Centre for Population Health There is a growing recognition that resilience is an important component of health and wellbeing. Critics rightly point out that this trend coincides with a period of austerity, which affects the worst off most severely. Some ask whether resilience is really about […]

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Have you been treated unfairly because of mental ill health as a student?

Our friends at NUS Scotland are running a campaign called “think positive about student mental health“. They want to promote positive wellbeing and tackle negative attitudes about mental ill health in Scottish colleges and universities. They’re already doing great work, but to make sure they’re meeting students’ needs properly they want to learn  more about […]

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A dictionary of obscure joys

A friend told me about the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The author has come up with names for those obscure types of sadness that we all experience at some time, where a simple word like “sad” just doesn’t cut it. I really enjoyed reading it and identified with most of them, but I like the […]

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