Six Risks Worth Taking

A post on our latest Mind Waves theme of risk. Life is a series of calculated risks. No matter what we do from getting up in the morning to laying down at night, every decision we make has a risk attached. Some of these risks are smaller than others, and I guess the number and […]

My Purpose – A Poem from Angela

A poem from community correspondent Angela McCrimmon We live in a world so focused to win, We see a person but don’t look within, We see a goal and strive right ahead, Missing out on the journey instead. Society says that we have to come first, Drink from the Well, don’t wait for the thirst, […]

An Interview with Johnnie Miller from GalGael

We continue our series in Art of Recovery interviews with a chat I had with Johnnie Miller of GalGael. GalGael is a community enterprise where people can come to learn about woodwork and woodcraft. It is a welcoming and supportive organisation that helps folk from all walks of life to develop their skills, above and […]

Graded Exposure to Risk

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour I was thinking about the theme of risk on the way home from our Mind Waves Community Correspondent meeting. We talked about the subject during our meeting and I was surprised that my initial thought was of risk assessment that I did as a part of my […]

“I’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe”

Community correspondent Pete talks about a lesson that can be learned from one of his favourite films. I’m excited because Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to one of my favourite movies of all time is now out in the cinema. I’m trying not to let the weight of expectation get the better of me (Alien: […]

Mind Waves Viewpoint for World Mental Health Day

9 things that would make Scotland the best place in the world to experience a mental health problem Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10) we at Mind Waves took some space to dream. Armed with a mountain of post-it notes, our Community Correspondents spent time thinking about what a mental wellbeing utopia would […]

“There’s no rulebook for self management” #WMHD17

Chris from @ALLIANCEScot talks to Self Management Award winner Twimukye Mushaka For World Mental Health Day, we spoke to Twimukye Mushaka, winner of the Individual Transformational Story of the Year at the @ALLIANCEScot Self Management Awards. Here, she shares her story from arriving in the UK as a refugee 17 years ago to working full […]

Art of Recovery – An Interview with David Bradley

When we attended the GAMH run Art of Recovery event a few weeks back we interviewed artists, participants and organisers to find out what recovery and art means to them. You might have heard our interview with musician Joe Djalani. Joe shared with us his thoughts on recovery and music. Last week GAMH project worker […]

Art of Recovery – An Interview with Victoria Van Middel

When we attended the GAMH run Art of Recovery event a few weeks back we interviewed artists, participants and organisers to find out what recovery and art means to them. The role of art in mental wellbeing and recovery is a much talked about topic, and it’s clear there are many positive benefits. Yet how […]