Archive | Mental wellbeing

Emerge: Hollie’s story of peer support on World Mental Health Day 2020

The sixth post in our Emerge theme also marks World Mental Health Day 2020. We were delighted to collaborate with Scottish Recovery Network and Penumbra to bring Hollie’s inspiring and powerful story of peer support to life. Mind Waves is all about sharing positive news about mental health using digital, including animations like this one! […]

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Together We Can – five steps to fairness, equality and an end to poverty

For post no. 5 of our current ‘Emerge’ theme we are sharing a powerful animation created for Challenge Poverty Week 2020, which has been produced by Media Co-op, in collaboration with Poverty Alliance, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CPW. This sets out a clear manifesto for eradicating the inequalities which lead to poverty. Who wouldn’t want […]

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Emerge – Community Correspondent Robert on creating a fairer society post-lockdown through a universal basic income

A re-post by Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our Mind Waves ‘Emerge’ theme, and to mark Challenge Poverty Week 2020. Pre-coronavirus, austerity killed people. More than 130 000 people in five years, according to the office of national statistics. Every life is precious. At the moment we are reminded of this several times […]

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Emerge: What does ‘Build Back Better’ mean to those in mental health recovery?

Our ‘Emerge’ theme continues with this Build Back Better animation from the Scottish Recovery network. Mind Waves is delighted to have collaborated with SRN on this project. Developed from conversations at their online cafes, the Build Back Better animation and accompanying report highlight the need for lived experience, peer support and communities to be at […]

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‘We all have a self management story’ – free Mind Waves workshop for Self Management Week 2020

Mind Waves are delighted to be hosting this free online workshop in conjunction with The Alliance this Wednesday 23rd September. We are all learning a lot about managing our wellbeing just now. How can sharing our stories and experiences support our own wellbeing and encourage and inspire others? Join us for a free online session […]

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Staying Connected: Scottish Recovery Network share what people are doing to stay well

The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]

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Level Up. Please!

A fantastic post by our Community Correspondent Robert Terry, who is passionate about addressing inequality and the concept of universal basic income. Pre-coronavirus, austerity killed people. More than 130 000 people in five years, according to the office of national statistics.  Every life is precious. At the moment we are reminded of this several times […]

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“I’m not just a disabled person. I’m an LGBT person and lots of other things” – Glasgow Disability Alliance launches podcast

We are delighted to shared information about the new podcast from our friends at Glasgow Disability Alliance Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people’s organisation with over 5000 members.  We ran a Mind Waves podcasting workshop with them in summer 2019 and they’ve now launched their own podcast. The first episode comes from their LQBTQI+ […]

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