A normal day for me would having a nice coffee and reading something that matters to me. I feel happy when I can be myself, when I can do something that matters to me. I feel happy when I stand up for myself and when I can stop worrying about what other people think about […]
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With December fast approaching, we’ve been reflecting on the opportunities, connections and learning which have made 2018 shine for Mind Waves. Undoubtedly, a massive highlight was the involvement of our Community Correspondents in The Alliance Self Management Network’s Gaun Yersel: Celebrating Self Management networking event. A group of our volunteers took on the important role […]
As part of our money and mental wellbeing theme, our Project Assistant Marie shares a zine exploring the relationship between debt and mental health. We’ll be talking more about support for those affected by debt over the coming weeks as our theme continues.
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 […]
The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]
Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]
As part of our ‘connections’ theme, Marie explores the importance of understanding our shared experience when it comes to mental and physical health conditions. Lack of understanding around mental health is often highlighted using the analogy of acute physical ailments such as a broken leg or the flu. It can be a useful comparison – […]
An short animation featuring the insightful and positive words of one of our Community Correspondents. Connections (copy) on Biteable.
A thought-provoking post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour. Pieces of our jigsaw fall into place as we go through life. Each piece joined together, connect to make the bigger picture that is our life. It’s finding the correct piece of jigsaw at each stage that gives us that connection that we desperately seek. The connection […]
Today we present the last in our series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity, Carr Gomm as part of our ‘connections’ theme. Thank you to Kenny for sharing his story, showing how getting involved in a simple activity can have a knock on effect on all areas of our lives. The […]