Archive | Community activity and Inclusion

Mindwaves and GAMH come together for the Autumn Festival – a perfect way to mark the end of summer

On Monday 8th October our Community Correspondents did something a bit different for our monthly meeting, joining forces with GAMH (Glasgow Association for Mental Health) for the Autumn Festival. The gathering took place in Bellahouston Park’s Demonstration Gardens, home to a number of allotments used by a range of community groups from across Glasgow. It’s […]

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‘Let’s Make Glasgow Healthy’ event this Saturday 13th October – mindfulness for the whole community

Lets Make Glasgow Healthy is a completely FREE workshop focussing on both physical and mental wellbeing! Join mindfulness expert Kay Young and her team this Saturday 13th October from 1-4pm to learn helpful ways to feel better and improve your overall health. We have all the information you need to get involved, including booking details, […]

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‘Dirt is really great for the soul. Being at the plot is so grounding’ – a glimpse life on the allotment from the Intuitive Gardener

We love this lovely short video which the Intuitive Gardener has shared with Mindwaves as part of our ‘seasons’ theme. Here you can watch the transformations which take place on this new allotment during a four month period, as well as read about the positive impact of gardening on mental and physical health. I took […]

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‘Together We Flourish’ – Recovery Walk Scotland 2018 made a powerful impact in Glasgow

The mental health and addiction recovery communities made a huge impact in Glasgow on Saturday 15th September as part of Recovery Walk Scotland. Over 3000 participants – including individuals in recovery, their friends, families and supporters – gathered in Glasgow Green on Saturday morning, beginning the day an emotional ‘Roses in the River’ ceremony, remembering […]

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Workshops happening in Glasgow and Edinburgh – would you like to help develop innovative new resources aimed at supporting young people who self harm?

As part of a new ESF-funded research project hosted by the Department of Computer and information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde and the charity Health in Mind, this is a call for participation in innovation workshops in mid-September on the theme of: “Addressing self-harm via digital innovation” The project are keen to have the […]

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Loki – Scottish rapper, author and social commentator to give opening address at Recovery Walk Scotland 2018!

A guest post from Scottish Recover Network with some big news about Recovery Walk Scotland 2018. For the first time in Scotland, the addiction recovery movement and the mental health recovery movement will hold a joint Recovery Walk and Festival on Saturday the 15th September 2018 in Glasgow. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey – rapper, social commentator […]

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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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‘Democracy Matters’ – the Scottish Government needs your views on how decisions should be made in your community

The Scottish Government are currently taking forward a ‘local governance review’. This means they are looking into how decisions are made in our local communities (e.g. about how money is spent and the way services are provided). They want to find out if there are ways these decision- making processes could be improved. As part […]

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The Self Management Awards 2018 are still open for nominations…but not for long!

The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]

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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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