Archive | Community activity and Inclusion

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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+ […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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How to give yourself a Butterfly Hug!

A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be […]

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Episode 5 of the Mind Waves podcast is here – introducing ‘Clutter Chat’

Details of our latest episode of the Mind Waves podcast. It’s been a while since our last episode so we are extremely excited to be back, especially due to the fantastic feature we are sharing! Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Glasgow-based Clutter Chat, a project providing peer […]

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