Archive | Mental wellbeing

I’ve finally stopped body body shaming myself… and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A post from our Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie on fighting against our society’s harmful culture of body shaming And weight stigma. There is a social misconception that if you’re plus size, overweight, fat – whatever term you want to use – that you’ve ‘let yourself go’, that you must avoid exercise or eat all […]

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‘Great technology should improve life, not distract from it’ – what do you think of Google’s new Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform?

A short animation from Google about their new Wellbeing Experiments solutions, described as “a collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance of technology”. We’d love to hear your views- Can digital solutions really help us achieve balance in our lives or will it be another layer of distraction? Do you […]

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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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“She’s only a phone call away” – our Community Correspondent John pens a thank you to his sister for everything she does

Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]

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Information on brand new ‘Mind and Draw’ sessions for October

Information on Mind and Draw, a Glasgow based arts project for the whole community. Recent Mind and Draw event Mind and Draw is a unique, accessible and inclusive project run by visual artist Garry Steven. The project provides workshops and sessions for people of all ages and abilities who want to draw, paint and be […]

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How art can reduce anxiety and depression – a guest blog by Katlyn Oliver

An inspiring and insightful guest blog from Katlyn Oliver. With experience in art-based counselling, she is passionate about the positive impact of creativity on wellbeing. How art can reduce anxiety and depression Studies show that both creating and viewing art can be enormously beneficial to mental health. As such, art therapy is being used more […]

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“A positive force for change” – Inverness hosts Recovery Walk Scotland 2019

Recovery Walk Scotland 2019 will take place in Inverness tomorrow 21st September. This article features some photo highlights of last year’s Glasgow event. Recovery Walk Scotland celebrates recovery from substance use and mental health issues and is designed to make recovery visible, understood as a positive force for change in Scotland. It is the largest […]

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Home is where the heart is…or is it? Community Correspondent Maureen explores the deep connection between home & wellbeing

A post by our Community Correspondent, Maureen Gilmour, exploring the deep connection between home to our wellbeing. “Home is where the heart is” – or is it? Your home is not the bricks and mortar or the fabric of the building, it is the place you should feel safe, loved, wanted, needed. Home for most […]

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