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‘Everyone can be an agent of change’ – why you don’t have to change the world to change the world!

Do you ever feel passionate about big social issues, but powerless to do anything about them as it seems so insurmountable? Do you already volunteer, have positive habits which benefit others and the environment or help out in your local community, but still feel like your actions are a drop in the ocean? In this […]

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“Connect, collaborate and celebrate”- come along to Recovery in Renfrewshire on Tuesday 6th November

We are delighted to share news from the Scottish Recovery Network about an exciting partnership event bringing together people in Renfrewshire to discuss what mental health recovery means to them. Recovery in Renfrewshire Conversation Café is an opportunity for people to discuss what keeps them well and what helps them in their recovery. The event will […]

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‘Our mindset, and how constructively we use our days, changes everything about how we respond to each season’ – Marilena highlights the importance of gratitude and self care in all weathers

Our Community Correspondent Marilena explores the impact of ‘bad’ weather on our mental wellbeing, providing encouragement and practical tips for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges which winter brings.In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus Every season has its own personality, unique […]

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Mindwaves and GAMH come together for the Autumn Festival – a perfect way to mark the end of summer

On Monday 8th October our Community Correspondents did something a bit different for our monthly meeting, joining forces with GAMH (Glasgow Association for Mental Health) for the Autumn Festival. The gathering took place in Bellahouston Park’s Demonstration Gardens, home to a number of allotments used by a range of community groups from across Glasgow. It’s […]

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‘Let’s Make Glasgow Healthy’ event this Saturday 13th October – mindfulness for the whole community

Lets Make Glasgow Healthy is a completely FREE workshop focussing on both physical and mental wellbeing! Join mindfulness expert Kay Young and her team this Saturday 13th October from 1-4pm to learn helpful ways to feel better and improve your overall health. We have all the information you need to get involved, including booking details, […]

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‘Dirt is really great for the soul. Being at the plot is so grounding’ – a glimpse life on the allotment from the Intuitive Gardener

We love this lovely short video which the Intuitive Gardener has shared with Mindwaves as part of our ‘seasons’ theme. Here you can watch the transformations which take place on this new allotment during a four month period, as well as read about the positive impact of gardening on mental and physical health. I took […]

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“In our darkest moments we often forget how strong we are” – some inspiring words about change, strength and personal growth.

We are delighted to share this inspiring piece of writing called ‘Time for Change’ by our new Community Correspondent Vickie Van Middel. I have heard that the moment a person experiences true humility, real pit of the stomach humility, is that moment when their burdens become so heavy that they finally drop to their knees […]

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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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