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There will never be a statue for me. Celebrate the invisible women on #IWD2016

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. It’s International Women’s Day on March 8. We’d like to celebrate all the women who’s stories have never been heard. Some of the women who […]

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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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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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Recovery, Social Media and Participation in our own destiny

Geoff Huggins spoke for Government at the SRN Conference to address the needs of Scotland’s mental health and wellbeing.  He is the Head of the Mental Health team. He talked about how he believes in promoting well-being and preventing mental illness in the first place. The National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being aims […]

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More Global Community Reporting Inspiration – Brazilian Style

In the same vein as the post about the work of the Global Girl Project, another community media project that has provided Mind Waves with international inspiration is Catalytic Communities, also known as CatComm. Based in Brazil, this initiative has a focus on destigmatising and integrating the favela communities of Rio de Janeiro into wider […]

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