Advocacy

Many people who have a mental health problem find it difficult or distressing to deal with certain aspects of their lives, like dealing with bureaucracy, when they are acutely unwell. In those situations, it is often a good idea to call on the skills of an Independent Advocate. Advocacy is an impartial, non-judgemental and usually […]

Being a Community Reporter

When I was given the opportunity  to work with the Mindwaves project I was very excited about the prospect. Not only did I consider it work that I believed in but I also appreciated the experience it would give me. Having once had mental problems myself I understood that it was difficult for people to […]

Glaswegians Have Their Say Too –

Glaswegians will have their say on future health provision as part of a new ‘holistic’ approach, according to the recent biennial report from Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health NHS Glasgow. Focusing on mental health, “Keeping Health in Mind: continuing the conversation” released on 23rd January, proposes a bold inclusive debate following years of […]

Buddy Beats Wins National Award!

Paisley based community drumming group The Buddy Beat has won a national voluntary art award. They have been announced as the winners of The Scottish Epic Awards 2011 for their inspiring film “Keep the Beat…Our Journey in Rhythm.” The Buddy Beat is an adult drumming group for people with mental health issues, born out of […]