“Once I began talking about my own health anxiety and finding others who shared my experiences, I realised that I have nothing to be ashamed of.” – New Community Correspondent Ellen talks about her experience with health anxiety.

Our new Community Correspondent Ellen has written a piece for Mind Waves about her experience of health anxiety. Her words are below. I like to think of myself as a fairly rational person – I don’t believe in ghosts, I know the earth is round, and I don’t believe everything I read in the tabloids. […]

“We belong here. We want a space where people can just come in and be.”- New queer led sober space QuTo hopes to open in Glasgow next year.

I recently sat down with Georgios Pappas over Zoom to discuss the creation of QuTo, a new sober, queer run space being developed in  Glasgow. Although the planning of QuTo is still in its early stages, MindWaves is always interested in supporting all ventures that seek to improve community mental health. Georgios had the idea […]

Introducing the new Digital Media Intern!

Hi! It’s Maddy here, the new Digital Media intern for Mind Waves. I’ll be running the social media accounts at Mind Waves and writing blog posts to update you all on positive mental health news whilst also sharing the personal stories of our wonderful Community Correspondents. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for […]

Online Mental Health Video

Online Mental Wellbeing and Lockdown

Recently I have been interning at Mind Waves, helping with their social media and blog site. My awareness of a healthy mental wellbeing has steadily increased since joining University and has exploded while going through lockdown. I have been fortunate to never have been on the extreme end of having an unhealthy mental health but, […]

Training on working with LGBTQ families from Outside the Box

We’re really interested to see that our friends at Outside the Box are running training to help organisations understand more about working with LGBTQ families. This training will aim to support organisations to become more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ families, by learning more about the specific challenges LGBTQ families face and what steps they […]

Our new anti-stigma animation project

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by SeeMe Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund to produce animations that explore the stigma of living with severe and enduring mental illness. Our Community Correspondents will work with artists to co-produce three animations based on their experiences, opinions and aspirations around stigma. We are all pleased […]

Wee things tae keep yer mind healthy

A Scottish take on mental wellbeing

At one of our video workshops recently, a participant created a video that took a brilliantly Scottish and funny approach to mental wellbeing. Susan Morrison, of ACVO, used her Aberdonian language to poke fun at the mental health advice that we all see on social media. Susan said: “I just felt that there is so […]

A Year in Lockdown

One of our Community Correspondents, Angela McCrimmon, has written a great poem reflecting on a year in lockdown.   Lockdown…One Year On   The 23rd of March in 2020, Memories we certainly have are aplenty, The year we still can’t believe we’ve seen, The arrival of deadly Covid-19.   Home-schooling entered the family home, Parents […]

Podcasting

Like a lot of people, we’re finding that podcasts are getting us through lockdown. Whether it’s to help us get to sleep, keep us entertained on the daily walk or just to help us feel more connected with the outside world – we love them.   We also love making them. We have a Mind […]