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#mymentalhealthin5words

This week the hashtag #mymentalhealthin5words has been trending on Twitter worldwide. People have really responded to it revealing a lot about themselves and where they’re at. It isn’t easy to open about about your mental health, but I’m not surprised this hashtag has gotten such a great response.. Social media, particularly channels like Twitter, can […]

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Raising Awareness of Health Inequality #CoProWeekScot

It is Scottish Co-Production week. Co-production is about the redistribution of the balance of power between service providers and users, something the World Health Organisation tells us is needed to change health inequalities. Co-production is pretty important and it has huge benefits for not just health service users, but friends and relatives too. Ultimately its […]

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Putting Mental Health Centre Stage in Public Life

Research shows that becoming more involved in your community can help recovery by widening life experiences and connections and giving us a new purpose. A new project is aiming to break down some of the barriers which prevent people from getting involved in public life when they are struggling with their mental health. Public Life […]

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How can we make Glasgow’s communities suicide safer?

A guest post from Carolyn Wood about her work on how we can reduce the risk of suicide in our communities What do you think would make your community suicide safer? After a good few months of consulting with communities, going through all the stories and then pulling out the top 7 priority areas for suicide […]

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Why we woke up proud to be Scottish on September 19 #indyref

A group of our Community Correspondents got together on the morning after the night before- September 19. None of had slept very much and there was only one subject that anybody felt like talking about: what happened in the referendum. Of course, some of us were quietly relieved, while others were sorely disappointed, but we […]

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Commonwealth citizen journalist drop-in

Beyond the Finish Line,  7 Trongate, July 21 onwards We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be part of a citizen journalist drop in at Beyond the Finish Line throughout the Commonwealth Games. Mind Waves is working with Digital Commonwealth to offer one-to-one mentoring, workshop sessions and peer networking for anyone who wants to report […]

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Inspiring each other

Good ideas can lead to other good ideas. A few years ago people in Glasgow were looking for ways to increase community-based options for women who had mental health problems around the time of having a baby but who did not need specialist support. This resulted in a project with mums in 4 different areas, […]

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