Archive | Community activity and Inclusion

“Don’t let stuff get you down, get back up again” – a short animation by members of GAMH Young Carers on managing mental wellbeing

Our current Mind Waves theme is age and wellbeing and we were recently very lucky to work in partnership with GAMH Young Carers group. The young people spent some time exploring the things in life which help them to manage their mental health. We supported them to take the lead on making some animations to […]

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‘Volunteering, Health and Wellbeing’- important findings from Volunteer Scotland

If your organisation involves volunteers, or you are thinking of volunteer in 2019, the ‘Volunteering, Health and Wellbeing’ report by Volunteer Scotland is a valuable resource. The organisation has reviewed a wealth of current evidence to gain thorough insights into the impact of formal volunteering opportunities on the wellbeing of volunteers. On their website, Volunteer […]

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Free meals in and around Glasgow for Christmas 2018

Thanks to Glasgow Council on Alcohol for this valuable list of organisations in and around Glasgow who will be providing free meals on Christmas Day 2018 for those who are homeless or in need. Full details below: Deaf Connections 2.00-6.30pm 100 Norfolk Street, G5 9EJ 0141 420 1759 Social Bite (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) […]

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It really is a wonderful life with our Mind Waves volunteers!

On Monday afternoon we had our annual Mind Waves Christmas day out! It was such a great opportunity to take some time out and catch up with each other in a relaxed environment, especially at a time of year which can feel so hectic.  We met at Cook and Indi’s world buffet restaurant in Glasgow […]

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Tips from our Community Correspondents on local money advice

With the impact of winter weather on household bills, Christmas and school holidays fast approaching, as well as the roll out of Universal Credit in many areas of Glasgow, it is understandable that many people are stressed about making ends meet right now. Concerned about this, our Community Correspondents have put together a helpful list […]

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Mindwaves – a space for people who have something to say about mental health

We thought you might like to get to know us a little better! So we’ve put together this short animation about what we do and why. If you have something to say about mental health you can contact us via the website or Tweet us @MindWaves1 – we’d love to hear from you!

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Gaun Yersel: Reflecting on Self Management stories

With December fast approaching, we’ve been reflecting on the opportunities, connections and learning which have made 2018 shine for Mind Waves. Undoubtedly, a massive highlight was the involvement of our Community Correspondents in The Alliance Self Management Network’s Gaun Yersel: Celebrating Self Management networking event. A group of our volunteers took on the important role […]

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‘Wrapping up’ – bringing our seasons theme to a close and welcoming in winter with a bonus podcast episode!

To mark our seasons theme drawing to an end, we are delighted to share a special mini edition of the Mindwaves podcast. We feature some short interviews with GAMH volunteers and participants, recorded last month at the fantastic Autumn Festival in Bellahouston Park. Susie, Vincent and Peter share their experiences of volunteering outdoors in all […]

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Festive choir starts this Monday 12th November at Glasgow’s Village Storytelling Centre

If you enjoy singing and are already raring to get into the Christmas spirit then why not join the Village Storytelling Centre’s festive choir? The first meeting of the group takes place this coming Monday 12th November from 7.00-8.30pm at Leithland Neighbourhood Centre in the Pollok area of Glasgow (25 Kempsthorn Road, G53 5SR). The […]

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‘Everyone can be an agent of change’ – why you don’t have to change the world to change the world!

Do you ever feel passionate about big social issues, but powerless to do anything about them as it seems so insurmountable? Do you already volunteer, have positive habits which benefit others and the environment or help out in your local community, but still feel like your actions are a drop in the ocean? In this […]

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