Archive | Arts and creativity

I Hear You – Refugee Week 2020

‘I Hear You’ is a new project from Scottish Refugee Council highlighting the conversations that happen between clients and caseworkers. This video shares touching insights into the hopes, fears and stories of refugees and those seeking asylum here in Scotland. It is fantastic to hear people sharing conversations, including Elaine C Smith, Katie Leung and […]

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Reality? I’ve no idea where the hell I am… #LonelinessAwareness

How are you? It’s a question we rarely answer honestly. To promote Loneliness Awareness Week we’ve been inspired by our Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon. She has already been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through spoken word poetry. This week she shares a powerful and relatable vlog, tackling an important question – how […]

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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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Creative writing for mental wellbeing – inspiration from our recent Mind Waves workshop

Some of our fantastic Community Correspondents recently ran an online creative writing workshop. We shared some fun, relaxed exercises to get you started with expressing yourself and your ideas through writing. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it on the day – we have some activities and prompts to get you started!

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Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!

Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]

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Mind and Draw – spreading kindness through creativity #MHAW2020

Mind and Draw is an inclusive and accessible project run by Garry Stevens. You don’t have to be an artist, this is for anyone who wants to have fun, relax and express themselves through drawing! For Mental Awareness Week Garry is spreading kindness through creativity, with a special programme features the following daily activities: Wednesday […]

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‘The first draft is you just telling yourself the story….’ – poetry by Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players

The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]

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