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Resilience is not “looking on the bright side”; it’s telling our demons to take a hike

Our Community Correspondent Edward Davies explains what resilience means to him They say resistance is useless. But there is a stark difference between resistance and the strong resilience within us. That shield, that potion of resilience which can drag us out of the deepest darkest hole, is the most difficult one to concoct. I believe […]

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What does resilience mean in your language?

If there’s one thing that requires resilience, it’s moving to a new country. Whether you move for positive reasons, or you’re forced to leave behind difficult circumstances, it can be lonely, daunting and exhausting. Our session this week with recent migrants at Radiant and Brighter  was like a masterclass in resilience. It was amazing to see everyone […]

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Our photo contest: what does resilience look like?

Our resilience photo competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. We will be shortlisting soon and will be in touch with everyone who entered in the next couple of weeks. Resilience is back in fashion. Mental health services and policy makers talk about “building resilience”, but what does it really mean?  The Glasgow Centre […]

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Reading for wellbeing: Glasgow Women’s Library’s Commonwealth programme

As part of our work with #citizen14, we visited the Glasgow Women’s Library and spoke to Sue John about all the exciting things that are happening there during the Games. It was great to hear about their Commonwealth woman writers’ talks and their Read, Relax, Recharge programme on writing for wellbeing. We’re definitely going to […]

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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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