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Emerge – I will never stop travelling or be beaten by my mental illness

A re-post as part of our ‘Emerge’ theme – an honest and inspiring story from Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe on her own mental health recovery journey. Content warning: this post includes mentions of self harm and suicidal feelings The biggest journey in my life has been my mental health journey. I have travelled a […]

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‘We all have a self management story’ – free Mind Waves workshop for Self Management Week 2020

Mind Waves are delighted to be hosting this free online workshop in conjunction with The Alliance this Wednesday 23rd September. We are all learning a lot about managing our wellbeing just now. How can sharing our stories and experiences support our own wellbeing and encourage and inspire others? Join us for a free online session […]

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Emerge – our Mind Waves theme for Autumn 2020

Introducing our new theme – ‘Emerge’. As we slowly move through and out of lockdown, there is a sense that we are emerging, both individually and collectively. For some, that might be throwing ourselves back into previous responsibilities and routines. For others, it might be working on physical or mental health recovery which has been […]

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Staying Connected: Scottish Recovery Network share what people are doing to stay well

The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]

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Level Up. Please!

A fantastic post by our Community Correspondent Robert Terry, who is passionate about addressing inequality and the concept of universal basic income. Pre-coronavirus, austerity killed people. More than 130 000 people in five years, according to the office of national statistics.  Every life is precious. At the moment we are reminded of this several times […]

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Clutter Chat: Digital inspiration for the ‘new normal’

An update from our friends at Clutter Chat! Sunny day for podcast recording Oct 2019 Last year we were delighted to feature Glasgow based peer support group Clutter Chat on our podcast. Their founder, Zem Moffat and group members Grant, Barbara and Fiona shared valuable insights and advice for those affected by clutter, or those […]

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