This week on the blog we’re hearing from me! (Maddy) I’ve been working at Mind Waves since May 2021, and during that time, a lot of things have changed for me. Over the past year and a bit, I’ve graduated, started and finished a masters, facilitated my first series of creative writing workshops here at […]
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This week, to round off our reflections on ten years of Mind Waves, we have one of our community correspondents Laura, who shared some words and photos with us about her experience with Mind Waves over the years. Her words and pictures are below. Something that I keep hearing is it takes a village to […]
Hey guys! Maddy here again. This is going to be the last collating your responses post for a little while, but if you enjoyed the series, please let me know! This week I’ve been thinking about relationships and mental health. I know that when my mental health takes a dip I change my social behaviours. […]
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 […]
Continuing our Emerge series with the powerful personal story of Scottish footballer Sarah Rhind. Video produced by the Scottish FA in partnership with Street Soccer.
A very special feature on the blog by guest contributor Lynn Blair. Lynn is an Ayrshire-based lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. You can read more of Lynn’s work on her Verbisan blog, as well as follow her […]
During the festive period we can feel under pressure from the weight of external expectations – as well as those we place on ourselves – to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas. This animation from Health Magazine contains some simple practical tips to help recognise and cope with the most likely triggers of depression over the holidays.
Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]
A post by our Community Correspondent, Maureen Gilmour, exploring the deep connection between home to our wellbeing. “Home is where the heart is” – or is it? Your home is not the bricks and mortar or the fabric of the building, it is the place you should feel safe, loved, wanted, needed. Home for most […]
The final post of our ‘Home and Wellbeing theme, featuring the work of Glasgow based award-winning photographer, photojournalist and documentary storyteller Hassan Nezamian. Hassan Nezamian Hassan – or Iman as he is more commonly known – is an exceptional musician as well as an award-winning photographer. Our project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to meet […]