Self-care: corporate scam or political act?

This week, we’re taking a look at the concept of self-care and the ways that its definition has changed since the words inception.  The concept of self-care originated in the 1950s among the medical community. The concept of person-centred care was becoming popular in medicine, and medical staff began to think about ways to improve […]

Mental health stigma for students – Vote in Think Positive poll and sign up to help shape a Student Mental Health Campaign!

Think Positive, a Scottish government funded student health project at NUS Scotland, (National Union of Students) are working with students to coproduce a National Student Mental Health campaign! The idea for this campaign was brought about after Think Positive commissioned research to evaluate the effectiveness of student mental health support in Scotland, and one of […]

This year, more than ever, let’s ignore the Blue Monday nonsense

  This week, we’re continuing a sort of Mind Waves ‘tradition’ of posting about Blue Monday. But instead of writing something new, we’re re-sharing a post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes first published in 2021. Even though two years have passed, and it’s been eight years since Rosie first wrote about the myth of Blue Monday, her […]

New year, new me: Helpful or harmful?

We’re almost halfway through January now, and I’m sure that those of us who made resolutions at the end of last year are either stuck into their new routines, or in the process of giving up. Whether you resolved to try Dry January again, dusted off your running trainers in a bid to get more […]

Some of my favourite posts from 2022!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all winding down by now and looking forward to some time to rest, be with loved ones and eat nice food. For the last post of the year, I thought I would gather some of my favourite blog posts of the year and link to them here, in case you […]

Granny McFadyean – A piece of personal writing from Catherine

This week on the blog we have a long piece of writing from Catherine, who attended our most recent series of creative writing and wellbeing workshops, and moved everyone with her emotive writing. Reading and editing this piece made me think about memory, and how skilled Catherine’s writing is here when moving between personal recollections and […]