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Housing First Scotland – ‘getting right alongside people to help them make their house a home’

Today, Inside Housing have published an insightful and encouraging article by Martin Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Wheatley Group. With current levels of homelessness in Scotland shamefully high, he outlines how the ‘Housing First’ model could be a game changer, supporting more people to access and maintain their own homes. Martin explains that Housing First […]

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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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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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‘Truly happy memories in a fragile family dynamic’ – Community Correspondent Laura explores our theme of home and wellbeing

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn, taking a unique and insightful perspective on our brand new Mind Waves theme of ‘home and wellbeing’. As a child we would go to the Kelvingrove Exhibition Centre for the Ideal Home Show. Mum, dad, my little brother and I. It made for some truly happy memories […]

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Our new Mind Waves theme – what does ‘home’ mean to you?

Recently our Community Correspondents were chatting about what the project means to them (we’ve created this short animation which captures their views). It’s interesting that, although Mind Waves isn’t a physical space, the things that we valued about the project very much resembled traditional ideas of what home should be – somewhere you can always […]

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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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