Archive | Physical activity & sport

‘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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‘Wrapping up’ – bringing our seasons theme to a close and welcoming in winter with a bonus podcast episode!

To mark our seasons theme drawing to an end, we are delighted to share a special mini edition of the Mindwaves podcast. We feature some short interviews with GAMH volunteers and participants, recorded last month at the fantastic Autumn Festival in Bellahouston Park. Susie, Vincent and Peter share their experiences of volunteering outdoors in all […]

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‘Together We Flourish’ – Recovery Walk Scotland 2018 made a powerful impact in Glasgow

The mental health and addiction recovery communities made a huge impact in Glasgow on Saturday 15th September as part of Recovery Walk Scotland. Over 3000 participants – including individuals in recovery, their friends, families and supporters – gathered in Glasgow Green on Saturday morning, beginning the day an emotional ‘Roses in the River’ ceremony, remembering […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June

Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]

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“I can spend time chatting with smaller groups of people whilst also having the opportunity for quality time on my own” – Kenny finds the perfect balance at Wauchope Community Garden

Today we present the last in our series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity, Carr Gomm as part of our ‘connections’ theme. Thank you to Kenny for sharing his story, showing how getting involved in a simple activity can have a knock on effect on all areas of our lives. The […]

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“I love that no day is the same” – Greg manages his health and makes a difference in his community at Rosebank Garden

As part of our ‘connections’ theme, we are delighted to share the second in a series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity Carr Gomm (you can read the first story from CJ here). Mindwaves is supporting their inclusive and ambitious Team Carr Gomm campaign which addresses the serious issue of loneliness in […]

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“Its given me a new lease of life” – CJ connects with her community and the outdoors through volunteering

As part of our ‘connections’ theme we are partnering with Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, for a special three part series of guest posts. Their Team Carr Gomm campaign aims to tackle the serious issue of loneliness and isolation in Scotland. These stories from participants in Carr Gomm’s community gardens […]

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