Tag Archives | mental health

Reality? I’ve no idea where the hell I am… #LonelinessAwareness

How are you? It’s a question we rarely answer honestly. To promote Loneliness Awareness Week we’ve been inspired by our Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon. She has already been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through spoken word poetry. This week she shares a powerful and relatable vlog, tackling an important question – how […]

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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]

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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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“Whenever I am dealing with extreme emotions, I read” – The Mental Health Book Club Podcast

A re-post of our previous interview with with the fantastic Sydney Timmins, founder and co-presenter of the Mental Health Book Club podcast. At the time of this feature Sydney and Becky has just released the 29th episode. Two years later, still going strong, they are now on episode 104! Listen to the latest one here. […]

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“Nothing is the same, yet everything is the same” – @verbisan on ordinariness in a time of crisis

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 […]

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“What are you saying to yourself? Because you are listening” – a self kindness video from COPE Scotland

We are living in uncertain times at the moment which, for many people, will be a great source of anxiety and distress. We may be more likely to be hard on ourselves for not being productive, or to ruminate over past mistakes. In this encouraging short video, COPE Scotland have some comforting words and useful […]

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