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A sense of purpose can help us to feel less alone – Hilda’s thoughts on loneliness

With this years Mental Health Awareness Week theme being loneliness, I reached out to our volunteer community correspondents and asked them to share their thoughts. Hilda wrote this useful piece which discusses the importance of communication, connection and purpose, and also links to several resources on the COPE Scotland website. Her words are below. A […]

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Student mental health – Ellen’s story

This week we’re continuing our series on student mental health, inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them, to easily access. Read on for […]

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Student mental health – Chris’ Story

This week we’re continuing our series on student mental health, inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them to easily access. Read on for […]

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Laura’s memorial for Thich Nhat Hanh

This week we have another blog post from our Community Correspondent, Laura. Read on for her thoughts on the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, a man often referred to as the Godfather of Mindfulness.  To set the scene, I wrote this blog while listening to Home Spa on a Sunday night. My partner is at my […]

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Laura’s journey with Pendulation

This week we have another blog post from our Community Correspondent, Laura. Read on to hear her advice on how to cope with anxieties and worries in these uncertain times, and her thoughts on the word ‘pendulation.’ By the time you are reading this, it will be Christmas Eve, and we are fast approaching 2022. […]

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‘Then stigma comes along’ – Mind Waves launches the first of three animations exploring the stigma of severe and enduring mental illness

  The first animation that was created with our funding from See Me Scotland is available to watch on YouTube now. Click here to watch the animation. We were awarded this funding by See Me Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund back in April of 2021 and you can click here to read the blog post announcing […]

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Treating Health Anxiety – Step 1: Asking for help

This week we’re handing the reins over to our community correspondent Ellen. You might remember her brilliant post a few weeks ago about healthy anxiety and the related struggles. Here, Ellen talks about seeking help for health anxiety and outlines her experience in the hope that it might inspire someone else to do the same […]

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