Mind Waves sat down for a coffee and a chat with Anny Tahaney, front-woman and songwriter for Glasgow band FAUNA, to talk mental health and music, and supporting your local music scene post pandemic. Our interview is transcribed below. MW: First off, how does being making music and being in a band intersect with your […]
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Mind Waves sits down with Liam to talk about Twitch streaming and positive online spaces
Recently, Mind Waves shared a question on our Instagram stories: Do you feel like the internet affects your mental health positively or negatively? 84% of you guys voted negatively, so I thought I would seek out and learn a little more about positive online spaces. I recently had a zoom chat with Liam, a music […]
“We belong here. We want a space where people can just come in and be.”- New queer led sober space QuTo hopes to open in Glasgow next year.
I recently sat down with Georgios Pappas over Zoom to discuss the creation of QuTo, a new sober, queer run space being developed in Glasgow. Although the planning of QuTo is still in its early stages, MindWaves is always interested in supporting all ventures that seek to improve community mental health. Georgios had the idea […]
Introducing the new Digital Media Intern!
Hi! It’s Maddy here, the new Digital Media intern for Mind Waves. I’ll be running the social media accounts at Mind Waves and writing blog posts to update you all on positive mental health news whilst also sharing the personal stories of our wonderful Community Correspondents. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for […]
How to give yourself a Butterfly Hug!
A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be […]
A new running group in Glasgow with a big vision – Find our more about Runfugee!
Information on Runfugee Running Club a brand new inclusive, relaxed and supportive group starting next soon. The purpose of Runfugee is to help and support refugees in the Glasgow area through running. The group’s founder Neil explains why he was motivated to set up the initiative: “Running is a great way to build friendships and […]
Information on brand new ‘Mind and Draw’ sessions for October
Information on Mind and Draw, a Glasgow based arts project for the whole community. Recent Mind and Draw event Mind and Draw is a unique, accessible and inclusive project run by visual artist Garry Steven. The project provides workshops and sessions for people of all ages and abilities who want to draw, paint and be […]
‘Truly happy memories in a fragile family dynamic’ – Community Correspondent Laura explores our theme of home and wellbeing
A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn, taking a unique and insightful perspective on our brand new Mind Waves theme of ‘home and wellbeing’. As a child we would go to the Kelvingrove Exhibition Centre for the Ideal Home Show. Mum, dad, my little brother and I. It made for some truly happy memories […]
Our new Mind Waves theme – what does ‘home’ mean to you?
Recently our Community Correspondents were chatting about what the project means to them (we’ve created this short animation which captures their views). It’s interesting that, although Mind Waves isn’t a physical space, the things that we valued about the project very much resembled traditional ideas of what home should be – somewhere you can always […]
Join Outside the Box for the Queer Families group this Sunday 28th April – full details here!
Information from Outside the Box who are creating a positive, relaxed and fun space for LGBTQ people and their families. Queer Families Project on Biteable. The Queer Families group is a new group of parents who have started a regular meet up for fun, friendship and informal peer support. The next group is taking place […]