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“I don’t feel like I am alone in my concerns, I’m filled with hope” – Imogen finds an upside to lockdown

A big thanks to today’s guest blogger Imogen. We’re delighted to share her encouraging, insightful story about how lockdown has helped her to manage anxiety. Quite early into lockdown I realised I felt a bit strange. It took me a while to work out that what I didn’t feel was panic. Over the last couple […]

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Episode 5 of the Mind Waves podcast is here – introducing ‘Clutter Chat’

Details of our latest episode of the Mind Waves podcast. It’s been a while since our last episode so we are extremely excited to be back, especially due to the fantastic feature we are sharing! Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Glasgow-based Clutter Chat, a project providing peer […]

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Home is where the heart is…or is it? Community Correspondent Maureen explores the deep connection between home & wellbeing

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 […]

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‘Iranian living room in London’: a feature on award-winning photographer Hassan Nezamian #homeandwellbeing

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 […]

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How can two years of rubbish fit into one small glass jar? Watch this short film about Zero Waste Girl to find out!

The third in Project Assistant Marie’s blog series as part of our ‘Home and Wellbeing’ theme. I recently discovered the Trash is for Tossers project and blog by American environmental activist Lauren Singer. Although her lifestyle seems quite extreme, she has so many inspiring and cost effective ideas for living more sustainably. I like that […]

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‘Making our lives richer by connecting with others’ – Part 2 of Marie’s sustainability series #homeandwellbeing

In the first post of my blog series, I mentioned that, ultimately, my own individual actions might not have a huge impact on climate change but that doesn’t stop me wanting to play my part. It feels good to me to live in a way that reflects my values. However, it would be good to […]

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Housing First Scotland – ‘getting right alongside people to help them make their house a home’

Today, Inside Housing have published an insightful and encouraging article by Martin Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Wheatley Group. With current levels of homelessness in Scotland shamefully high, he outlines how the ‘Housing First’ model could be a game changer, supporting more people to access and maintain their own homes. Martin explains that Housing First […]

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Coorie in! – COPE Scotland explore Scotland’s answer to Hygge (and it doesn’t cost the earth) #homeandwellbeing

We’ve all heard of Hygge – the ‘Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment’. We’ve read the books, eyed up the expensive candles and admired the Pins and Instagram pics. It seems that the concept has become more about commercial gain than simplicity and […]

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‘Truly happy memories in a fragile family dynamic’ – Community Correspondent Laura explores our theme of home and wellbeing

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn, taking a unique and insightful perspective on our brand new Mind Waves theme of ‘home and wellbeing’. As a child we would go to the Kelvingrove Exhibition Centre for the Ideal Home Show. Mum, dad, my little brother and I. It made for some truly happy memories […]

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