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An Interview with Joe Djalani

Early this September we attended the GAMH run Art to Recovery event at Bellahouston Park. It was a wonderful day (despite the rain), we got a chance to meet various interesting people involved in art therapy and recovery. As promised we’re proud to present an interview from the day. Joe Djalani, a Glasgow based musician […]

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7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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Seeing Life on our Trip!

Last week was the time of year for the Mind Waves Summer Outing. We as a group decided on Balloch/Loch Lomond Shores – great scenery, shopping and lunch. We met at Glasgow Queen Street station – an anxiety challenge for anyone! After some disruption, our tickets were purchased and off we went. Rosie and Pete […]

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Changing for the Best

A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni When thinking about change the first thing that comes to my mind is how habitual our species is and how we fail to recognise this. Although we can change, it is more probable to keep doing the things we do not want to do , instead of […]

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“The only thing constant is change”

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour Someone once told me “the only thing constant is change” Nothing ever stays the same for long, but to go from one extreme to the other is quite a dramatic change. I was once at one time a capable, confident, able employee who thought nothing of giving […]

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The Wounded Healer

A poem from our Community Correspondent Derek Read The Wounded Healer I lost my way holding on to a semblance of respectability, thinking I had to endure that which was painful-destructive And losing my status, my job, my position I found again words, words and people who loved words And something they were difficult words […]

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We’re working with @ALLIANCEScot

We’re excited to announce that Mind Waves will now be working closely with the Health and Social Care Alliance. You won’t notice anything different at first. We’ll still be bringing you positive news about mental wellbeing from our amazing Community Correspondents in and around Glasgow. But, with the support of the Alliance we’ll be looking […]

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