Archive | Community activity and Inclusion

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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Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June

Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]

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“I can spend time chatting with smaller groups of people whilst also having the opportunity for quality time on my own” – Kenny finds the perfect balance at Wauchope Community Garden

Today we present the last in our series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity, Carr Gomm as part of our ‘connections’ theme. Thank you to Kenny for sharing his story, showing how getting involved in a simple activity can have a knock on effect on all areas of our lives. The […]

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If we really want to connect with teenagers about their mental health, let’s stop stereotyping them

As part of our ‘connections’ theme Marie talks about the importance of taking young people’s mental health seriously, no matter how they choose to communicate about it. Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar spoke at the TED X conference in Glasgow last weekend and one particular quote from her talk was celebrated widely on social […]

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“I love that no day is the same” – Greg manages his health and makes a difference in his community at Rosebank Garden

As part of our ‘connections’ theme, we are delighted to share the second in a series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity Carr Gomm (you can read the first story from CJ here). Mindwaves is supporting their inclusive and ambitious Team Carr Gomm campaign which addresses the serious issue of loneliness in […]

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“Its given me a new lease of life” – CJ connects with her community and the outdoors through volunteering

As part of our ‘connections’ theme we are partnering with Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, for a special three part series of guest posts. Their Team Carr Gomm campaign aims to tackle the serious issue of loneliness and isolation in Scotland. These stories from participants in Carr Gomm’s community gardens […]

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‘Finding mindfulness and me’ – Kay shares her powerful journey of discovery, kindness and acceptance

We are delighted to share this insightful guest post from mindfulness expert, Kay Young. Her personal mindfulness journey has led to deep connection with others, her surroundings and, most of all, herself. To find out more about Kay you can follow her on Twitter @kaymindfulness or visit www.kay-young.co.uk Mindfulness has become a buzz word these […]

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‘Join the Dots’ – John connects with new friends and his creative side at Theatre Nemo

An inspiring poem from an inspiring Community Correspondent, John Dane. Building relationships and engaging in his creative passions have been key to John’s recovery. Here, he provides a snapshot of a typical day at the Join the Dots arts project run by Theatre Nemo. Join the Dots Meet new friends We never want this day […]

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Get active, get social and join Team Carr Gomm to tackle loneliness in Scotland

We are delighted to share information from Carr Gomm about their powerful new campaign  Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, has launched a new fundraising campaign in a bid to tackle loneliness in communities across Scotland. The organisation aims to raise £30,000 to fund a variety of local projects and activities […]

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Everyone deserves a break: how the Caravan Project improves wellbeing through accessible holidays

We are delighted to share this guest post by Leila of The Caravan Project who provide accessible caravan holidays,  supporting families in Glasgow who are facing challenging circumstances. Modern life is stressful, hectic and challenging. It is no secret that getting a break from this is super beneficial for your mental health. Whilst on holiday […]

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