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Mindwaves and GAMH come together for the Autumn Festival – a perfect way to mark the end of summer

On Monday 8th October our Community Correspondents did something a bit different for our monthly meeting, joining forces with GAMH (Glasgow Association for Mental Health) for the Autumn Festival. The gathering took place in Bellahouston Park’s Demonstration Gardens, home to a number of allotments used by a range of community groups from across Glasgow. It’s […]

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We have big news – you can now listen to the first ever episode of Mindwaves Podcast!

We are very excited to launch our very own podcast – episode 1 of Mindwaves is now available on Anchor! Soon you will also be able to listen and subscribe on most other main platforms such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify (keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates). Our first episode is […]

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Get the slides from our latest free skills workshop – Podcasting and Mental Health

This week Mindwaves hosted a Podcasting and Mental Health workshop, facilitated by Carol Walker. Her background in audio broadcasting and learning technology, coupled with an understanding of the importance of talking about mental health, struck the perfect balance for our training. It was a lively, productive afternoon with fantastic participants, who came with a variety […]

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‘Zine making and mental wellbeing’ – another free skills workshop from Mindwaves on August 27th

Join Mind Waves for our latest skills workshop, looking at how to make zines to share and explore stories and advice on mental health and wellbeing. Zines are simple, home-made magazines used to share ideas. Our latest free, practical workshop is open to anyone with an interest in mental wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, […]

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A brand new creative project helping care experienced young people to ‘flourish and achieve’

We are delighted to share this information, released this week by The Life Changes Trust, about an innovative new project within Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A new project to support care experienced young people in Polmont young offenders institute has been launched, thanks to a £142,000 grant from Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust. The […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July

We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June

Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]

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‘Join the Dots’ – John connects with new friends and his creative side at Theatre Nemo

An inspiring poem from an inspiring Community Correspondent, John Dane. Building relationships and engaging in his creative passions have been key to John’s recovery. Here, he provides a snapshot of a typical day at the Join the Dots arts project run by Theatre Nemo. Join the Dots Meet new friends We never want this day […]

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“Therapy without the wait”: Matt McGuinness on the power of music to provide focus, healing and inspiration

We are delighted to present this guest post from Derbyshire based musician Matt McGuinness. As well as being a father of three and working full time, he heads up the band ‘Matt McGuinness and the MLC’. His solo show ‘We are what we overcome’ is all about music and mental health and is the prelude […]

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