Archive | Arts and creativity

Coorie in! – COPE Scotland explore Scotland’s answer to Hygge (and it doesn’t cost the earth) #homeandwellbeing

We’ve all heard of Hygge – the ‘Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment’. We’ve read the books, eyed up the expensive candles and admired the Pins and Instagram pics. It seems that the concept has become more about commercial gain than simplicity and […]

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‘Claiming Back The Narrative’ – exploring home, belonging and identity #RefugeeFestScot

As part of our ‘home and wellbeing’ series, Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie shares her experience of attending Refuweegee‘s Claiming Back The Narrative photo exhibition. Yesterday I decided to make the most of a typically dreich morning in Glasgow by heading over to Kelvingrove Museum to explore ‘Claiming Back The Narrative’. Part of the Refugee […]

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How can we help young people to talk about their mental health? Listen to what they have to say as See Me launch findings of #FeelsFM campaign

This week See Me Scotland launched the findings of their recent Feels FM campaign. Read below to find out more about what we can learn about mental health through children and young people’s engagement with music and discussions. Feels FM is the world’s first emoji powered jukebox for mental health, which uses music to make […]

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Tips for volunteers on managing well-being: a zine by Mind Waves #volunteersweekscot

To mark Volunteers Week 2019 we’ve created a short zine with some guidance and encouragement to help volunteers manage their wellbeing. It’s important that volunteers have the tools to look after themselves and are able to access the right support in their role. If you deliver volunteer training, zine making is a brilliant creative way […]

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Join Outside the Box for the Queer Families group this Sunday 28th April – full details here!

Information from Outside the Box who are creating a positive, relaxed and fun space for LGBTQ people and their families. Queer Families Project on Biteable. The Queer Families group is a new group of parents who have started a regular meet up for fun, friendship and informal peer support. The next group is taking place […]

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“A creative mind-mending space” – our volunteers on what Mind Waves means to them

At our last Community Correspondents meeting we had some great conversations about the impact of Mind Waves on our wellbeing. We’ve created this short animation to capture and share our reflections on what the project means to us. Thank you to our amazing volunteers for making Mind Waves all of these things and more! Mind […]

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Having a balanced relationship with the news: a top tips animation by Mind Waves

It is becoming very common lately to hear people talking about ‘news fatigue’, craving to escape social media because the relentless stream of news is causing them stress, anxiety and depression. As human beings we are hardwired to react to immediately stressful situations by going into a ‘fight or flight’ state. But exposure to alarming […]

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‘It is evening’ – a film about leaving your country behind by young people from Central and West Integration Network

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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“I laughed and cried the whole way through” – the books which are good for our mental health

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 […]

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Thinking about returning returning to education this year? @fuzzypeachgirl shares some advice and inspiration #ageandwellbeing #careersweek

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 […]

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