Climate action without the sense of despair – words by Hilda from COPE Scotland
This week on the blog we have a post from Hilda from COPE Scotland about focusing on climate change concerns without feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. At the end of this post, you’ll find details about our rescheduled Climate Change Café, hosted by Hilda, who has been working in partnership with the Scottish Communities Climate Action […]
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 […]
Climate Change Cafe : Free online event hosted by Hilda from COPE Scotland
Hello everyone and happy new year! I hope you’ve all managed to have some time off during the festive period and you’re settling into the new year feeling recharged. The first Mind Waves blog post of 2023 is some information about a free, online event that we are running in collaboration with Hilda from COPE […]
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 […]
Staying positive during the winter months: Tips for winter wellness from Hilda
This week on the blog we’re continuing to share tips and stories around looking after your mental health in the winter. We have some words from Hilda, one of our longtime Community Correspondents and chief executive of COPE Scotland. She talks about the negative effects of the clocks changing, the difficulty of finding words to articulate these […]
Songwriting for mental health – A free course funded by GCVS Wellbeing
We’re excited to announce a FREE course on songwriting for mental health. This course will take place in the form of three sessions over three weeks in January and February 2023 and is fully funded by GCVS Wellbeing The course is open to anyone over 18 living in Glasgow – even if you are a […]