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7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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Putting Mental Health Centre Stage in Public Life

Research shows that becoming more involved in your community can help recovery by widening life experiences and connections and giving us a new purpose. A new project is aiming to break down some of the barriers which prevent people from getting involved in public life when they are struggling with their mental health. Public Life […]

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The food bank that centres around a shared meal, not dried food parcels

This week, we’ve been at Woodlands Community Garden, running a social media workshop to help them share their wellbeing stories online. We love this video that they have produced about their pop-up cafe. It offers an alternative and complementary approach to standard food banks.  As well as providing a nutritious meal, the cafe brings people […]

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A story in a poem: sign up for a free creative writing course in Glasgow for people with stories about migration

At Mind Waves, we know the power of a story. So, we were really interested to hear about a new project from Migrant Voice Network that will offer 18-30 year-olds the chance to learn skills and tell their story of migration and how it has affected their lives. A Story in a Poem will run […]

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Granny knew best

A post from Nick Watt from Health n Happy Trust @HNH_theTrust Culture and tradition play a vital role in the link between food and our mental health and wellbeing – a fact that can be observed all over the world. In bonnie Scotland it came in the form of matriarchal knowledge of care giving. Granny […]

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I am the woman

Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh speaks up for every invisible woman. This is the Mind Waves contribution to Women’s Protest 2015: a celebration of 100 years since the Glasgow rent strikes. There is a proud tradition in Glasgow of women taking a stand and changing things. One hundred years ago, Glasgow women took a huge risk […]

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