Archive | Community activity and Inclusion

Inspiring each other

Good ideas can lead to other good ideas. A few years ago people in Glasgow were looking for ways to increase community-based options for women who had mental health problems around the time of having a baby but who did not need specialist support. This resulted in a project with mums in 4 different areas, […]

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Recovery, being part of the community and overcoming stigma

90% of people who are in touch with a Mental Health Forum are in touch with an activity that helps keep them well. People who have a recovery plan are often more likely to be doing activities such as volunteering and getting involved in community groups. Over half the people had a physical health problem […]

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Globetrotters update – 200 Million Steps and Still Going Strong!

  Total Steps Walked by Inverclyde Globetrotters 203,461,126 Total Miles Walked by Inverclyde Globetrotters 85,814 Miles to Go Till We Reach our 100,000 Mile Target 14,186 Miles to Go Till We’re Home from the Moon 66,455 Number of Likes on Facebook 91 A massive “Well Done” on reaching the unbelievable milestone of walking 200 million […]

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Inspiration and connections – Reflections on the Scottish Recovery Network Event

One of the many good things about the event run by Scottish Recovery Network was meeting people and hearing what they thought. We asked some people to send us their reflections to add to what we heard on the day.  So this is a joint piece from the Mind Waves team and from New Horizons […]

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Still walking all over the world – and beyond

Thanks to help from groups and individuals across Scotland, the Inverclyde Globetrotters are now only 83,700 miles from Earth on their way back from the Moon. They are hoping to land softly back in Greenock before the year is out. If you would like to help the Inverclyde Globetrotters get home sooner you can contact […]

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Carr Gomm Football Club – update

In May 2012, Mind Waves Community Reporter David visited our weekly 5-a-side football project. As David reported at the time, the concept of the group is that people who have lived experience of mental health issues have the opportunity to meet up every week and have a game of football. It’s no more complex than […]

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