Diary power for YOU

From time to time, throughout life, I have kept a Diary. The sequential, day by day empty pages are filled up with plenty of observations and nonsense of all kinds, and sometimes self-analysis of my reactions to these ‘observations’. If you decide to keep a Diary day by day, you will notice strange things start […]

In An Alien Landscape – Brain injury drama

For a better understanding and visual experience of the difficult and sometimes bizarre World of brain injury, something that can happen to anyone at any stage in life, then Birds of Paradise Theatre Company’s “In an Alien Landscape” will be playing in a venue near you this February. Inspired from an actual event, Liverpool writer […]

Acumen – encouraging a sense of community

A SENSE of community is a vital tool in helping to create and encourage mental health wellbeing. There are many projects throughout Scotland which encourage service users to engage with others and in doing so, keep informed about mental health matters and also arrange activities that as group you can collectively look forward to. Charitable […]

Waste Aware

A presentation in the local Gourock library in Inverclyde introduced me to this group for the first time. Their website is found at:- www.wasteawarelovefood.org.uk  Their aim was to help me to reduce waste in as many ways as possible. One good way is to be aware of the amount we cook to eat. Cooking no […]

Carr Gomm Football Club – update

In May 2012, Mind Waves Community Reporter David visited our weekly 5-a-side football project. As David reported at the time, the concept of the group is that people who have lived experience of mental health issues have the opportunity to meet up every week and have a game of football. It’s no more complex than […]

Happy New Year from Mind Waves

Happy 2013 and best wishes from everyone involved in Mind Waves.  Thank you to everyone who has supported our journey of discovery in 2012.  Just a few stats for you from our year gone by – our committed team of volunteer Community Reporters shared over 50 stories in 2012, and around 75 pictures.  Our Mind […]

To lift my spirits

This approaching Christmas I went round my estate and took some seasonal photos of the light displays on people’s homes. I enjoyed the walk in the freezing weather. I asked a neighbour why he put up the light on his house each year. “I do it for the kids but I like to see them […]