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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!

Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ypeople’s Dr Emily Pathe explains why kindness really matters

We are delighted to share this fantastic series of short videos created by YPeople for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Dr Emily Pathe, resident psychologist for YPeople and NHS Lanarkshire, draws on her own expertise and wider research to explain the importance of kindness for wellbeing. Dr Emily gives valuable insights on what it truly […]

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Mind and Draw – spreading kindness through creativity #MHAW2020

Mind and Draw is an inclusive and accessible project run by Garry Stevens. You don’t have to be an artist, this is for anyone who wants to have fun, relax and express themselves through drawing! For Mental Awareness Week Garry is spreading kindness through creativity, with a special programme features the following daily activities: Wednesday […]

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‘The first draft is you just telling yourself the story….’ – poetry by Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!

We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]

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I laughed and cried the whole way through – the books which have helped our mental health #NationalReadingDay

A post for National Reading Day 2020. A while back, we asked, “Which books are good for your mental health?”. The passionate responses from our volunteer Community Correspondents and followers definitely made us want to clear some space on our bookshelves! Any book helps me with mental health, not one specifically – Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe, […]

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Long term conditions and poverty: a platform for the voices of lived experience

Information on the ‘Access to Good Quality Healthcare in Scotland’ event, a participatory event for those with experience of living with a long term condition on a low income. Background The Poverty Alliance in partnership with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are hosting a joint event to explore the issues of […]

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A new running group in Glasgow with a big vision – Find our more about Runfugee!

Information on Runfugee Running Club a brand new inclusive, relaxed and supportive group starting next soon. The purpose of Runfugee is to help and support refugees in the Glasgow area through running. The group’s founder Neil explains why he was motivated to set up the initiative: “Running is a great way to build friendships and […]

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