Global Girl Media

At Mind Waves, we like to look at how other people across the world are using social media.  Trevor Lakey referred to the great work they do in his recent presentation at Social Media Week and we’d like to share this interesting project with you: GlobalGirl Media is a non-profit organization, it is dedicated to […]

A day at the races

We had booked our tickets for the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow weeks ago, but now, at last the day had come. We arrived at the brand new Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome early, at least an hour before the cycling was due to start, but so had everybody else. The masses of people making […]

How to fill an empty weekend

My plans for the weekend had fallen through and I was facing a long empty weekend on my own. I knew that I had things to do in the flat but I had really been looking forward to the company.  I suddenly remembered I’d seen an article in the local paper about a local craft […]

Brain injury – Don’t give up!

Dealing with brain injury in Scotland is such a massively complicated subject it’s impossible to know where to start.  Thankfully BIEN – the Brain Injuries Experience Network, have attempted to make a start with their DVD entitled ‘Getting Your Head Around Brain Injury’.  It should be recommended viewing for the families and friends of people […]

Making Footprints

Getting our thoughts down on paper, expressing our feelings – all good things for our mental health.  Sharing our stories with others is a big step.  Going into print another step again. Burleigh Street Writers in Govan have just published their new anthology ‘Footprints’, a fine collection full of warmth, humour and emotion.  The launch […]

Scotland’s Film Festival, with a twist

The Scottish Mental Health, Arts and Film Festival is in full swing.  Now in its 6th year, it is a diverse event encompassing music, film, visual art, dance, literature and theatre!  There are an enormous range of different groups and people involved hoping to challenge preconceived ideas about mental health through the different events.  You […]