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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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Reality? I’ve no idea where the hell I am… #LonelinessAwareness

How are you? It’s a question we rarely answer honestly. To promote Loneliness Awareness Week we’ve been inspired by our Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon. She has already been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through spoken word poetry. This week she shares a powerful and relatable vlog, tackling an important question – how […]

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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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