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Discoveries in Uncharted Territory

The beginning of July was a busy time for Professor Stephen Hawking.  On Wednesday 4th July, he was losing a $100 bet with the announced discovery of the Higgs boson sub-atomic particle.  On Friday the 6th, he was in receipt of the AbilityNet special award for accessibility as part of the Technology for Good event in […]

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Things To Come

Theatre Nemo has just published an impressive collection of comic book art from inmates of Barlinnie Prison dealing directly with their mental health and addiction experiences. ‘O’er The Wall’ is available free direct from Theatre Nemo. The messages are honestly told and resonate like the best of underground comics. Keep checking the blog for a […]

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You’d be surprised at the things we don’t know about brain injuries

Professor Tom McMillan, part of the team that trains psychologists at the University of Glasgow, has some surprises to reveal if you ask him about acquired brain injury (ABI). Mind Waves attended an ABI Seminar at Ceartas Advocacy’s headquarters in Kirkintilloch last week where Professor McMillan was presenting, and although there is some fantastic work […]

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Disability Alliance Praised in Scottish Parliament

Community Reporter, Kevin Gallagher followed-up the Long Term Conditions Alliance (now Alliance) conference with a visit to Hollyrood for a reception titled ‘My Skills, My Strengths, My Right to Work’. One of the highest profile issues of the moment for people with lived experience of mental health conditions is self-management or self-directed support.It’s a subject […]

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Ahead of the Game

Head injuries and mental illness are often inextricably linked. For some, dealing with a brain injury can not just be physically debilitating but also mentally challenging. This is something that Headway has recognised and they hope to provide the required support for those who may be suffering from a mental illness. Depression is the most […]

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Bee Keeping

Community Reporter, Kevin Gallagher tries his best to avoid using any obvious puns; Sherlock Holmes, Aristotle, Sir Edmund Hillary, Maria von Trapp, Ronnie Corbett and Scarlett Johansson – what’s the connection? They are or were all beekeepers. Bee Mastery has found a new place in the public consciousness due to media coverage of Colony Collapse […]

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