Great news! There’s a new episode of the Mind Waves podcast out. Our fabulous intern Rosie chats to Luke, Hannah and Amy of the Glasgow Disability Alliance, Dr Heather Cleland Woods from Glasgow University and Jennie Walker from the Mental Health Foundation. The episode focuses on mental health and social media and over the next few weeks […]
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This week on the blog, we’re happy to be sharing a wonderful poem written by Angela, one of our Community Correspondents, on the theme of resilience. Her piece is shared below. You say “You’re so resilient” but I wish that you could see, My “resilience” is a symptom of my PTSD, Each time I fall, […]
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 […]
Hello everyone! A very exciting blog post for you all today. Mind Waves has a new content theme for Summer 2021 – ‘Endurance’! The past year has been filled with uncertainty and change. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, the difficulties of the past year are by no means gone. We […]
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 […]
Our Community Correspondent Angela has been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through her Lockdown video diaries. For #NationalWritingDay she continues sharing her journey with this humorous and heartfelt piece of spoken word poetry.
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!
Mind and Draw is an inclusive and accessible project run by Garry Stevens. You don’t have to be an artist, this is for anyone who wants to have fun, relax and express themselves through drawing! For Mental Awareness Week Garry is spreading kindness through creativity, with a special programme features the following daily activities: Wednesday […]
We mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week with this powerful piece of spoken word poetry, written and performed by Angela McCrimmon.
In a recent poem for Mind Waves, mental health activist and writer Angela McCrimmon explored practical ways of coping with the challenges of social distancing. Today, she uses her writing to share her struggles with anxiety and low mood as lockdown continues. Week 4 in Lockdown – the most challenging yet, I heard myself scream, […]