Archive | Stories

“When you understand the origin of anxiety, you own it” – Community Correspondent Robert shares his hopeful journey of managing the condition

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Recently I spoke to someone who can’t relax being home alone at night. They had even considered keeping a weapon in their bedroom because off-the-scale anxiety prevented a good night’s sleep. I found myself thinking OMG and WTF and offering a solution based on my own episodes […]

Continue Reading 1

I’ve finally stopped body body shaming myself… and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A post from our Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie on fighting against our society’s harmful culture of body shaming And weight stigma. There is a social misconception that if you’re plus size, overweight, fat – whatever term you want to use – that you’ve ‘let yourself go’, that you must avoid exercise or eat all […]

Continue Reading 0

‘Great technology should improve life, not distract from it’ – what do you think of Google’s new Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform?

A short animation from Google about their new Wellbeing Experiments solutions, described as “a collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance of technology”. We’d love to hear your views- Can digital solutions really help us achieve balance in our lives or will it be another layer of distraction? Do you […]

Continue Reading 0

“She’s only a phone call away” – our Community Correspondent John pens a thank you to his sister for everything she does

Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]

Continue Reading 0

How art can reduce anxiety and depression – a guest blog by Katlyn Oliver

An inspiring and insightful guest blog from Katlyn Oliver. With experience in art-based counselling, she is passionate about the positive impact of creativity on wellbeing. How art can reduce anxiety and depression Studies show that both creating and viewing art can be enormously beneficial to mental health. As such, art therapy is being used more […]

Continue Reading 0

Home is where the heart is…or is it? Community Correspondent Maureen explores the deep connection between home & wellbeing

A post by our Community Correspondent, Maureen Gilmour, exploring the deep connection between home to our wellbeing. “Home is where the heart is” – or is it? Your home is not the bricks and mortar or the fabric of the building, it is the place you should feel safe, loved, wanted, needed. Home for most […]

Continue Reading 0

“Things had moved on, it felt overwhelming” Amira shares her story with the Mums Returning To Work project

The Mums Returning to Work project by Outside the Box is highlighting the issues faced by a huge amount of women during pregnancy, as well as during and after maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that in the U.K: 77% of mums had a negative of discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity leave […]

Continue Reading 0

“Don’t dismiss our stress just because we’re young. We deal with a lot too” – tips on supporting young people to deal with stress #NoWrongPath #SQAResultsDay

Yesterday was SQA results day and, whatever was in the envelop (or text message!), most young people feel a heavy weight of expectation. We worked with amazing young people from GAMH Young Carers Group a while back, helping them make animations on what was important to them. Several of the group wanted to feel heard […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 0