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How can we address body shame and weight stigma? Health and Social Care Academy hosting workshop on Thursday 19th September

Join the Alliance’s Health and Social Care Academy to discuss how services can promote health and body respect for all. The Academy is encouraging people and organisations to explore negative attitudes towards our own and others weight. These attitudes can lead to prejudice and poorer health, making weight stigma a public health concern. Their event […]

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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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‘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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‘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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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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“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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Working together to improve young people’s mental health – a guest post from Professor Lisa McDaid

As part of our age and wellbeing theme – and of course for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek – we are delighted to feature a guest blog by Professor Lisa McDaid. You can find out more about membership of the TRIUMPH Network on their website and follow them on Twitter @TRIUMPHnetwork. One in eight children and young people experience […]

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Two free training opportunities from Mind Waves this February!

Great news! We’ve set dates for our next free skills workshops. These are open to anyone who has something to say about mental health and wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, you’re a carer, or it’s part of your job or volunteer role. The sessions are informal, accessible and we’ll even have some snacks. It’s […]

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‘Volunteering, Health and Wellbeing’- important findings from Volunteer Scotland

If your organisation involves volunteers, or you are thinking of volunteer in 2019, the ‘Volunteering, Health and Wellbeing’ report by Volunteer Scotland is a valuable resource. The organisation has reviewed a wealth of current evidence to gain thorough insights into the impact of formal volunteering opportunities on the wellbeing of volunteers. On their website, Volunteer […]

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