Welcome: Refugee Week 2014 #Iwelcomerefugees

This week is Refugee Week and we are excited to see that @scotrefcouncil  have an impressive programme of events lined up. We know that people from asylum seeker and refugee communities have disproportionately high rates of mental health problems, for all sorts of reasons. We also know that feeling part of a community and being connected […]

Have you been treated unfairly because of mental ill health as a student?

Our friends at NUS Scotland are running a campaign called “think positive about student mental health“. They want to promote positive wellbeing and tackle negative attitudes about mental ill health in Scottish colleges and universities. They’re already doing great work, but to make sure they’re meeting students’ needs properly they want to learn  more about […]

A dictionary of obscure joys

A friend told me about the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The author has come up with names for those obscure types of sadness that we all experience at some time, where a simple word like “sad” just doesn’t cut it. I really enjoyed reading it and identified with most of them, but I like the […]

Do you have something to say about mental health and wellbeing?

What makes you feel good?

Info event:  Friday June 6, 11am- 1pm, GAMH Turnbull Street, Glasgow What makes you feel good? Whether it’s a favourite walk, your gardening group or just a book that never fails to cheer you up, we want to know about it. We want to support individuals and organisations to tell the world about the things […]

Happy New Year

Outside the Box has hosted the first stage of the Mind Waves project and our role has now finished.  NHS GGC will be confirming the new arrangements for Mind Waves soon. We would like to wish everyone well for the next stage of Mind Waves – a new year and new developments. All the best […]

Rosebank Garden

The Rosebank Garden is a new allotment based support service in Kirkintilloch. It was officially opened in August by members of East Dunbartonshire Council, local dignitaries as well as River City actress Libby McArthur. Carr Gomm manages part of the site and facilitates sessions on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council. We are using gardening and […]

International Social Media Event

In early November, the International Social Media event was held at Impact Arts.  There were different speakers, among them Trevor Lakey who talked about Mind Waves.  There were many comments after his speech which have been put into rap/poem format by the Mind Waves team. Comments from international social media event #commedia13 Mental Health Take […]