Archive | Technology for wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ypeople’s Dr Emily Pathe explains why kindness really matters

We are delighted to share this fantastic series of short videos created by YPeople for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Dr Emily Pathe, resident psychologist for YPeople and NHS Lanarkshire, draws on her own expertise and wider research to explain the importance of kindness for wellbeing. Dr Emily gives valuable insights on what it truly […]

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Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!

We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]

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“Whenever I am dealing with extreme emotions, I read” – The Mental Health Book Club Podcast

A re-post of our previous interview with with the fantastic Sydney Timmins, founder and co-presenter of the Mental Health Book Club podcast. At the time of this feature Sydney and Becky has just released the 29th episode. Two years later, still going strong, they are now on episode 104! Listen to the latest one here. […]

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How to give yourself a Butterfly Hug!

A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be […]

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‘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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Two free training opportunities from Mind Waves this February!

Great news! We’ve set dates for our next free skills workshops. These are open to anyone who has something to say about mental health and wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, you’re a carer, or it’s part of your job or volunteer role. The sessions are informal, accessible and we’ll even have some snacks. It’s […]

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