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Some of my favourite posts from 2022!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all winding down by now and looking forward to some time to rest, be with loved ones and eat nice food. For the last post of the year, I thought I would gather some of my favourite blog posts of the year and link to them here, in case you […]

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New Creative Writing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland

We’re running another series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition and disability and will focus on Creative Non-fiction and life writing. The workshops are aimed at any level! It doesn’t matter if you have […]

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Wild – a piece of life writing from Lynn

This week on the blog we have a short piece of writing from Lynn about swimming in the ocean. It’s about the shock of cold that wakes up your senses, sharing the wonders of life with someone you love and grabbing life with both hands. When asked what this piece was about, Lynn said  I […]

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It started with… A visual story from Carol

On Wednesday 3rd August, Mind Waves ran the final workshop from our four week creative non-fiction series, funded by GVCS Wellbeing Fund. We met face to face, over snacks and cups of tea, and tried some writing prompts. The afternoon was full of interesting chat about mental health, creative non-fiction and using personal writing to […]

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Creative Writing and Wellbeing – a free 4 week course from Mind Waves

We are delighted to announce our four week Creative Writing and Wellbeing course, fully funded through GVCS Wellbeing.  It’s inspiring, interactive and absolutely FREE to take part! Join us to discover the benefits of creative writing for mental health and get started with crafting some non-fiction of your very own. The first three sessions will […]

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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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Creative writing for mental wellbeing – inspiration from our recent Mind Waves workshop

Some of our fantastic Community Correspondents recently ran an online creative writing workshop. We shared some fun, relaxed exercises to get you started with expressing yourself and your ideas through writing. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it on the day – we have some activities and prompts to get you started!

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‘The first draft is you just telling yourself the story….’ – poetry by Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!

We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]

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