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‘Iranian living room in London’: a feature on award-winning photographer Hassan Nezamian #homeandwellbeing

The final post of our ‘Home and Wellbeing theme, featuring the work of Glasgow based award-winning photographer, photojournalist and documentary storyteller Hassan Nezamian. Hassan Nezamian Hassan – or Iman as he is more commonly known – is an exceptional musician as well as an award-winning photographer. Our project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to meet […]

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“Things had moved on, it felt overwhelming” Amira shares her story with the Mums Returning To Work project

The Mums Returning to Work project by Outside the Box is highlighting the issues faced by a huge amount of women during pregnancy, as well as during and after maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that in the U.K: 77% of mums had a negative of discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity leave […]

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“Don’t dismiss our stress just because we’re young. We deal with a lot too” – tips on supporting young people to deal with stress #NoWrongPath #SQAResultsDay

Yesterday was SQA results day and, whatever was in the envelop (or text message!), most young people feel a heavy weight of expectation. We worked with amazing young people from GAMH Young Carers Group a while back, helping them make animations on what was important to them. Several of the group wanted to feel heard […]

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Free photography course in Glasgow for anyone with personal experience of homelessness or housing issues #homeandwellbeing

Today on the blog we’re sharing information on an exciting opportunity delivered by Open Aye CIC for Shelter Scotland. The organisations are running a FREE photography course for anyone with personal experience of homelessness or housing issues. There will be 6 workshops in total, each running from 11am-3pm. The course will begin on 10th September […]

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‘The importance of self care for carers’ – an infographic for carers and their support networks

Thank you to Be Independent Home Care for this guest post on self care for carers, featuring an extremely helpful infographic for carers and those around them. This includes simple things that carers can take time to do for themselves and, importantly, how others can empower carers to look after their own wellbeing. Caregiving can […]

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‘Making our lives richer by connecting with others’ – Part 2 of Marie’s sustainability series #homeandwellbeing

In the first post of my blog series, I mentioned that, ultimately, my own individual actions might not have a huge impact on climate change but that doesn’t stop me wanting to play my part. It feels good to me to live in a way that reflects my values. However, it would be good to […]

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Coorie in! – COPE Scotland explore Scotland’s answer to Hygge (and it doesn’t cost the earth) #homeandwellbeing

We’ve all heard of Hygge – the ‘Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment’. We’ve read the books, eyed up the expensive candles and admired the Pins and Instagram pics. It seems that the concept has become more about commercial gain than simplicity and […]

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‘Claiming Back The Narrative’ – exploring home, belonging and identity #RefugeeFestScot

As part of our ‘home and wellbeing’ series, Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie shares her experience of attending Refuweegee‘s Claiming Back The Narrative photo exhibition. Yesterday I decided to make the most of a typically dreich morning in Glasgow by heading over to Kelvingrove Museum to explore ‘Claiming Back The Narrative’. Part of the Refugee […]

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How can we help young people to talk about their mental health? Listen to what they have to say as See Me launch findings of #FeelsFM campaign

This week See Me Scotland launched the findings of their recent Feels FM campaign. Read below to find out more about what we can learn about mental health through children and young people’s engagement with music and discussions. Feels FM is the world’s first emoji powered jukebox for mental health, which uses music to make […]

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Tips for volunteers on managing well-being: a zine by Mind Waves #volunteersweekscot

To mark Volunteers Week 2019 we’ve created a short zine with some guidance and encouragement to help volunteers manage their wellbeing. It’s important that volunteers have the tools to look after themselves and are able to access the right support in their role. If you deliver volunteer training, zine making is a brilliant creative way […]

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