Archive | Arts and creativity

‘Well rehearsed chapters of change’ – Maureen reflects on seasons and time

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour, accompanied by her season themed zine. I sit alone and watch the sunbeams dance slowly across the walls, followed by the shadows of twilight and then the darkness of night; that quiet blanket of stillness that descends. Sunrise approaches and so begins another day. Each day, 24 […]

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A real feast for the eyes – let this nature poetry transport you to a tranquil summer’s day in breathtaking surroundings

Our talented Community Correspondent Glen uses poetry to reflect on finding joy in Scotland’s dramatic scenery and captivating wildlife during summer. Summers Day As I lay upon that stoney bank And gaped at the munros A shiver passed right through me From my head down to my toes. I questioned where it came from What […]

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We have big news – you can now listen to the first ever episode of Mindwaves Podcast!

We are very excited to launch our very own podcast – episode 1 of Mindwaves is now available on Anchor! Soon you will also be able to listen and subscribe on most other main platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify (keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates). Our first episode is […]

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Community Correspondent John celebrates 40 years of GAMH with an inspirational poem

This year, Glasgow Association for Mental Health celebrates 40 years of promoting mental health and wellbeing of people in their communities. Our Community Correspondent John has marked the occasion with some powerful and uplifting poetry, emphasising how the organisation’s strong vision and local services have continually flourished since 1978. Forty It’s forty years ago today […]

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‘Zine making and mental wellbeing’ – another free skills workshop from Mindwaves on August 27th

Join Mind Waves for our latest skills workshop, looking at how to make zines to share and explore stories and advice on mental health and wellbeing. Zines are simple, home-made magazines used to share ideas. Our latest free, practical workshop is open to anyone with an interest in mental wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, […]

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A brand new creative project helping care experienced young people to ‘flourish and achieve’

We are delighted to share this information, released this week by The Life Changes Trust, about an innovative new project within Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A new project to support care experienced young people in Polmont young offenders institute has been launched, thanks to a £142,000 grant from Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust. The […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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How meeting just one person has connected me into my community

Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]

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Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July

We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]

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