Archive | Arts and creativity

Top tips for taking great photos on your smartphone

We’re running a photo competition,  looking for the best image that sums up “resilience”. Photographer @kierandhamilton ran a workshop for us to help you take great pictures with the equipment you carry in your pocket. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along. Here’s the slides from the workshop with some great top tips. Don’t forget […]

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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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Rosie meets Sue from GWL

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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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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International Social Media Event

In early November, the International Social Media event was held at Impact Arts.  There were different speakers, among them Trevor Lakey who talked about Mind Waves.  There were many comments after his speech which have been put into rap/poem format by the Mind Waves team. Comments from international social media event #commedia13 Mental Health Take […]

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Dumbarton Mental Health Day

Stepping Stones events in Clydebank and Dumbarton to celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2013 Stepping Stones held an event with a focus on older people at Clydebank Salvation Army Hall, there was a steady trickle of people throughout the day. A variety of information stalls from Age Scotland, Live Active, Linn Vale […]

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Death Cafe anyone?

Final Fling are running their first ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations; a celebration of life and death with art, chat, drama and a bit of pop-up drumming.  There are many different events available including a Shrine workshop, a percussion session, a ‘Death Cafe’ ; a small friendly gathering to talk about life and death in […]

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival will take place in venues across Scotland throughout October 2013, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. The […]

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Photo and film competition

Do you like taking photos and videos of family and friends with all the generations and ages together? Then this could be the competition for you.  An organisation called Generations Working Together is looking for compelling, and emotionally engaging photographs and videos taken by amateur photographers and filmmakers that clearly show different generations working together. […]

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