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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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Episode 4 of the Mind Waves Podcast – we speak with COPE Scotland’s Hilda Campbell about mental health, self care & building a kind society

We are delighted to share the fourth episode of the Mind Waves podcast! Earlier this month we met with Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive of COPE Scotland who had so many inspiring things about mental health, self care and a big vision of a kind society built on ‘Caring Over People’s Emotions’. Thank you to the […]

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Join Outside the Box for the Queer Families group this Sunday 28th April – full details here!

Information from Outside the Box who are creating a positive, relaxed and fun space for LGBTQ people and their families. Queer Families Project on Biteable. The Queer Families group is a new group of parents who have started a regular meet up for fun, friendship and informal peer support. The next group is taking place […]

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“A creative mind-mending space” – our volunteers on what Mind Waves means to them

At our last Community Correspondents meeting we had some great conversations about the impact of Mind Waves on our wellbeing. We’ve created this short animation to capture and share our reflections on what the project means to us. Thank you to our amazing volunteers for making Mind Waves all of these things and more! Mind […]

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Having a balanced relationship with the news: a top tips animation by Mind Waves

It is becoming very common lately to hear people talking about ‘news fatigue’, craving to escape social media because the relentless stream of news is causing them stress, anxiety and depression. As human beings we are hardwired to react to immediately stressful situations by going into a ‘fight or flight’ state. But exposure to alarming […]

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‘Diverted’ is still essential viewing during this year’s #AutismAwarenessWeek

It’s #AutismAwarenessWeek2019 and we are re-sharing ‘Diverted’, a short film from the National Autistic Society, starring Saskia Lupin which was part of last year’s TMI campaign. It takes us on the journey of a young woman getting ready for the day ahead and anticipating the daily commute, something which many of us take for granted […]

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‘It is evening’ – a film about leaving your country behind by young people from Central and West Integration Network

It was an absolute privilege to work with the children and young people at Central and West Integration Network, helping them to make some animations about their lives. We’ll be sharing their creations as part of our age and wellbeing series over the next few weeks. Their first film is simple but hugely powerful, showing […]

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Things you can do when having a bad day – a short animation by GAMH Young Carers #ageandwellbeing

The third instalment of mental health animations from GAMH Young Carers as part of our #ageandwellbeing series. This time they’re sharing some straightforward yet effective tips for making a bad day better. You can watch all of the group’s short mental health animations on our playlist.

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“Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides” – Another animation from GAMH Young Carers

Our current Mind Waves theme is age and wellbeing and we were recently very lucky to work in partnership with GAMH Young Carers group. The young people spent some time exploring the things in life which help them to manage their mental health. We supported them to take the lead on making some animations to […]

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