Playwriting

I’ve been asked to write a play for a women’s conference whose proceeds will go to a campaign against human trafficking, and it has to be around the theme of worth. For about four months I’ve been reading and researching. But now the time has come to stop digging the foundations and start building – […]

Summer time, tennis and wellbeing

SUMMER time is upon us and its time to serve your way into boosting your mental wellbeing.  As soon as the sun starts to shine in Scotland there is a massive flux to the beaches, the jackets stay off and we all generally feel that little bit better about ourselves. Sunshine is of course no […]

Recovery, being part of the community and overcoming stigma

90% of people who are in touch with a Mental Health Forum are in touch with an activity that helps keep them well. People who have a recovery plan are often more likely to be doing activities such as volunteering and getting involved in community groups. Over half the people had a physical health problem […]

Scottish Recovery Network: National Gathering

On Monday 18th March 2013, SRN hosted their fifth national mental health recovery conference in Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium. Around 300 delegates from Scotland and beyond came together for a packed programme of guest speakers, innovative presentations and ‘open space’ discussions; while another 100 or so watched the live webcast. To find out more about the […]

Globetrotters update – 200 Million Steps and Still Going Strong!

  Total Steps Walked by Inverclyde Globetrotters 203,461,126 Total Miles Walked by Inverclyde Globetrotters 85,814 Miles to Go Till We Reach our 100,000 Mile Target 14,186 Miles to Go Till We’re Home from the Moon 66,455 Number of Likes on Facebook 91 A massive “Well Done” on reaching the unbelievable milestone of walking 200 million […]

A strange and puzzling train encounter

Engaging with people is good for our mental wellbeing.  But sometimes it can be a bit strange. Night-time, I board an empty train carriage for home with a newspaper to read.  Following behind is a lone woman who rather oddly sits in front of me.  A surprise, but, I accepted she may have her own […]

Inspiration and connections – Reflections on the Scottish Recovery Network Event

One of the many good things about the event run by Scottish Recovery Network was meeting people and hearing what they thought. We asked some people to send us their reflections to add to what we heard on the day.  So this is a joint piece from the Mind Waves team and from New Horizons […]

Takin’ over the asylum

Open your mind to a story depicting the harsh reality of life on a psychiatric ward. Join the patients, and prepare to enjoy both highs and lows throughout this emotional roller-coaster. Taking over the Asylum proved to be a hit in Glasgow at the Citizens Theatre before moving on to the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. […]