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Free film tickets from Take One Action

  Are you part of a community group that has members who enjoy films about big issues? Our friend at Take One Action  have a limited number of free tickets for selected events at their film festival. There’s some great stuff on, with highlights including: Everyday Rebellion in Glasgow on September 20: a film about non-violence […]

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Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh

Meet our Community Correspondents: Lorna Cosh

  Where are you from? Townhead in Glasgow, born and bred. Why are you interested in wellbeing? I have depression and anxiety.  I’m on the road to recovery, but some days it feels like it will never come to an end, so I want to get involved in writing about my experiences and stay busy. […]

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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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