Archive | Mental wellbeing

SeeMe #Passthebadge Campaign

SeeMe has launched #PasstheBadge, a new digital campaign encouraging people to get talking about mental health. The charity has partnered with Scottish clothing company Abandon Ship and together they want to create a safe space online for people to talk about mental health and ask questions. To “Start Talking” about mental health SeeMe are asking […]

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6 Practical Self-Care Tips

Last week was NHS Self-Care week (Nov 13-19). We were encouraged to stop and take some time to think about our health and wellbeing. The NHS provided a bunch of great resources to help with things including losing weight, cutting down on alcohol, stopping smoking, and making most of your pharmacist. All these guides are […]

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Mind Waves Viewpoint for World Mental Health Day

9 things that would make Scotland the best place in the world to experience a mental health problem Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10) we at Mind Waves took some space to dream. Armed with a mountain of post-it notes, our Community Correspondents spent time thinking about what a mental wellbeing utopia would […]

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7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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The Power of Pets

Recently, it was National Cat Day (8 August). I celebrated by swiping everything off my desk and pushing my bum into people’s faces… OK, maybe not. The day got me thinking about how I’d love to have a pet again. A couple of years back my partner and I were cat foster parents. Not many […]

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Changing for the Best

A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni When thinking about change the first thing that comes to my mind is how habitual our species is and how we fail to recognise this. Although we can change, it is more probable to keep doing the things we do not want to do , instead of […]

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