We are delighted to announce our four week Creative Writing and Wellbeing course, fully funded through GVCS Wellbeing. It’s inspiring, interactive and absolutely FREE to take part! Join us to discover the benefits of creative writing for mental health and get started with crafting some non-fiction of your very own. The first three sessions will […]
Archive | Community activity and Inclusion
“We belong here. We want a space where people can just come in and be.”- New queer led sober space QuTo hopes to open in Glasgow next year.
I recently sat down with Georgios Pappas over Zoom to discuss the creation of QuTo, a new sober, queer run space being developed in Glasgow. Although the planning of QuTo is still in its early stages, MindWaves is always interested in supporting all ventures that seek to improve community mental health. Georgios had the idea […]
Supporting Women’s Rights and Well-being in the Workplace – event from Outside the Box
We’re losing the skills and experience of women in the workplace. We need to get it right for women, their families and employers- now more than ever. This is the impetus behind a free online event, hosted by Outside the Box, for everyone interested in how to support equalities practice in the workplace. The event […]
Everyone welcome to new Thursday storytelling sessions from Refuweegee and The Village Storytelling Centre
Information on forthcoming events from Refuweegee and The Village Storytelling Centre. Refuweegee are hosting a series of free Facebook Live storytelling events in partnership with The Village Storytelling Centre. Thursday mornings are set to be filled with family-friendly adventures, read and explored by expert teller of stories Sarah Rankin. Join them to explore some beautiful […]
Emerge: How football and family helped Sarah emerge from addiction
Continuing our Emerge series with the powerful personal story of Scottish footballer Sarah Rhind. Video produced by the Scottish FA in partnership with Street Soccer.
Staying Connected: Scottish Recovery Network share what people are doing to stay well
The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]
“I’m not just a disabled person. I’m an LGBT person and lots of other things” – Glasgow Disability Alliance launches podcast
We are delighted to shared information about the new podcast from our friends at Glasgow Disability Alliance Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people’s organisation with over 5000 members. We ran a Mind Waves podcasting workshop with them in summer 2019 and they’ve now launched their own podcast. The first episode comes from their LQBTQI+ […]
Clutter Chat: Digital inspiration for the ‘new normal’
An update from our friends at Clutter Chat! Sunny day for podcast recording Oct 2019 Last year we were delighted to feature Glasgow based peer support group Clutter Chat on our podcast. Their founder, Zem Moffat and group members Grant, Barbara and Fiona shared valuable insights and advice for those affected by clutter, or those […]
Our Top 5 COPE Scotland Resources!
If you follow Mind Waves, you’ll already know that we are big fans of COPE Scotland! They work with hope, boundless energy and a belief that people know what they need to thrive in their own lives (and can do so with the right tools and support!). As well as supporting local people’s mental health […]
‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players
The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]