It’s Mental Health Awareness week from Monday May 15th to Sunday May 21st, and this years theme is anxiety. We thought we’d put out a call for submissions to our audience and community correspondents for blog posts and resources around anxiety. Anxiety is a feeling that everyone will experience at some point in their lives, […]
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Mindfulness resources from COPE Scotland
This week on the blog we’re sharing some links to some mindfulness resources from COPE Scotland. At our climate cafe last month, Hilda led the group in a few mindfulness exercises before the session, and they were really useful in making everyone feel grounded and calm before the cafe. Mind Waves reached out to Hilda […]
Listen to our podcast episode: Menopause and mental health, part 3, Helen
This week, we’re sharing and summarising the final podcast episode in our series on menopause and mental health. Rosie speaks to author and researcher, Helen, about menopause, trauma and neurodiversity. This episode is a really interesting listen. Helen and Rosie touch on a lot of important subjects during their conversation, including but not limited to: […]
#HelpingStudentsThrive – Think Positive’s National Student Mental Health Campaign!
Think Positive, a branch of NUS that aims to create a more joined up student mental health sector, have launched their national student mental health campaign #HelpingStudentsThrive We were really excited to work with NUS on this campaign, and Mind Waves facilitated a series of sessions with students with lived experience of mental ill health, and […]
Listen to our podcast episode: Menopause and mental health part 2, Maddy
In the second episode of our podcast series on menopause, our podcast host Rosie speaks to Maddy about her experience of menopause and the effect it had on her mental health. This episode explores the ways that menopause can affect younger people. Maddy talks about going through an induced temporary medical menopause at 22 as […]
What is menopause? Watch our animation here!
As part of our series on menopause, we’re releasing an animation! This animation, titled What is menopause? features a simple definition of the word menopause, outlines some physical and mental symptoms, and tells us about who undergoes menopause. Watch the animation by clicking the link below. https://biteable.com/watch/3887736/2f0a5deffa17fd55a54082b984a1df86 Soon, we’ll be sharing the second podcast episode in our […]
Listen to our podcast episode: Menopause and mental health part 1, Maureen
In the first episode of our podcast series on menopause, our podcast host Rosie spoke to Maureen about her experience of menopause and the effect it had on her mental health. This is a great episode and a really important listen. Maureen covers a lot of aspects of menopause, including managing symptoms at work, navigating […]
New series: Menopause and mental health
This week on the blog we’re excited to be launching a new series that focuses on menopause and the ways it can affect your mental health. Over the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting three Mind Waves podcast episodes, hosted by our resident podcaster Rosie, and featuring three women talking about their experience with the […]
Self-care: corporate scam or political act?
This week, we’re taking a look at the concept of self-care and the ways that its definition has changed since the words inception. The concept of self-care originated in the 1950s among the medical community. The concept of person-centred care was becoming popular in medicine, and medical staff began to think about ways to improve […]
Mental health stigma for students – Vote in Think Positive poll and sign up to help shape a Student Mental Health Campaign!
Think Positive, a Scottish government funded student health project at NUS Scotland, (National Union of Students) are working with students to coproduce a National Student Mental Health campaign! The idea for this campaign was brought about after Think Positive commissioned research to evaluate the effectiveness of student mental health support in Scotland, and one of […]