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Meet our Community Correspondents: Andrea O’Rourke

What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Andrea O’Rourke and I live in Erskine but was born and bred in Maryhill. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? I  am interested In mental wellbeing as I have lived with anxiety problems for many, many years, and I suffered from depression […]

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Seeing Life on our Trip!

Last week was the time of year for the Mind Waves Summer Outing. We as a group decided on Balloch/Loch Lomond Shores – great scenery, shopping and lunch. We met at Glasgow Queen Street station – an anxiety challenge for anyone! After some disruption, our tickets were purchased and off we went. Rosie and Pete […]

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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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The Wounded Healer

A poem from our Community Correspondent Derek Read The Wounded Healer I lost my way holding on to a semblance of respectability, thinking I had to endure that which was painful-destructive And losing my status, my job, my position I found again words, words and people who loved words And something they were difficult words […]

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Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Me

Since I was three CPTSD has truly affected me. Battling judgement, public shaming, whispers behind my back and not allowing me to see. Would truly trigger the suicide idealisation often in me. Out of the three definitely judging is the worst for me ,all stemming from my family tree. Words tripping out your mouth and […]

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The Orchestration of my Anxiety

We’re pleased to present a poem from our newest community correspondent, Maureen Gilmour. It’s called The Orchestration of My Anxiety. Tap, tap,the conductor holds his baton….here it starts. Drum roll…..thrumming vibration in my torso….the tremor,  shaking begins. Palpitations. …faster and faster the beat increases. My heart pounding in my ears, the echo like a Base […]

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I missed out on so many important things like weddings, parties… I can be part of that now #recovery

Angela McCrimmon has had a big year. As well as becoming a Mind Waves Community Correspondent, she’s won a #selfmanagement award, a Local Hero Award, published a book and started speaking at universities to trainee mental health professionals. We caught up with her to talk about mental health recovery and how finding her voice has […]

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Recovery is a bumpy and winding road

Gabby Quinn, tells us what recovery means to her. This blog came from our joint workshop with @SRN_Tweet. It is also published on their website. What does recovery mean to me has been quite an introspective question, and trying to pick just five things that embody recovery to me personally has been quite challenging. Reading […]

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