A normal day for me would having a nice coffee and reading something that matters to me. I feel happy when I can be myself, when I can do something that matters to me. I feel happy when I stand up for myself and when I can stop worrying about what other people think about […]
There is no normal day, but getting up and achieving one thing, no matter how small, pleases me. What I need is financial security, a warm roof over my head and food to eat. The simple pleasures: sunlight through the trees, the moon on a misty evening, a snuggle from the dog. My health would […]
We thought you might like to get to know us a little better! So we’ve put together this short animation about what we do and why. If you have something to say about mental health you can contact us via the website or Tweet us @MindWaves1 – we’d love to hear from you!
With December fast approaching, we’ve been reflecting on the opportunities, connections and learning which have made 2018 shine for Mind Waves. Undoubtedly, a massive highlight was the involvement of our Community Correspondents in The Alliance Self Management Network’s Gaun Yersel: Celebrating Self Management networking event. A group of our volunteers took on the important role […]
It’s ‘Black Friday’, a day where we are bombarded with special offers and discounts – even the websites of some retailers have a queue! It can feel overwhelming and the focus on spending can be difficult for those struggling financially. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with treating family and friends or, indeed, […]
As part of our money and mental wellbeing theme, our Project Assistant Marie shares a zine exploring the relationship between debt and mental health. We’ll be talking more about support for those affected by debt over the coming weeks as our theme continues.
A poem from our Community Correspondent John Dane As I’m sitting here at home I’m suddenly feeling all alone Then I think of the life that I’ve had There’s been a lot more good days than bad I’m thinking back to when I was a boy I’d shut myself away and play with a toy […]
Each year the build up to the festive period seems to begin earlier and earlier meaning that money – or lack of it – is never far from our minds. Yet, even though money can have a huge impact on our health, relationships and daily lives, it is often seen as a confidential or even […]
To mark our seasons theme drawing to an end, we are delighted to share a special mini edition of the Mindwaves podcast. We feature some short interviews with GAMH volunteers and participants, recorded last month at the fantastic Autumn Festival in Bellahouston Park. Susie, Vincent and Peter share their experiences of volunteering outdoors in all […]
So many of us struggle through the winter months. It’s cold and dark and we just don’t know when it will end (last year’s Beast from the East in March has left a lot of us with trust issues…) But it comes every year and we’ve found ways of coping with it. Here are some […]