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“Listen to your dreams, you know the ones” – wisdom on age and wellbeing from Community Correspondent Robert

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series. If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash! I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief. I think there are […]

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Working together to improve young people’s mental health – a guest post from Professor Lisa McDaid

As part of our age and wellbeing theme – and of course for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek – we are delighted to feature a guest blog by Professor Lisa McDaid. You can find out more about membership of the TRIUMPH Network on their website and follow them on Twitter @TRIUMPHnetwork. One in eight children and young people experience […]

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“Opening up makes all the difference. It takes away the nightmares.” John’s Story #TimeToTalk

Recently our Community Correspondents interviewed each other as part of our age and wellbeing series. John has a powerful story to share, emphasising that it’s never to late to seek support and talk about mental health. #TimeToTalk I feel good in my sixties. It’s only in the last seven years that I’ve been able to […]

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“I’ve had bad experiences, but I wouldn’t go back and try to change them”- Maureen reflects on age and wellbeing

Our Community Correspondents recently interviewed each other as part of our age and wellbeing theme. Today we share Maureen’s reflections. Do you know what? I’ve had some bad experiences, but I wouldn’t go back and try to change them. You can’t change the past. As I’ve got older I’ve learned a lot. That’s mostly good, […]

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“Don’t let stuff get you down, get back up again” – a short animation by members of GAMH Young Carers on managing mental wellbeing

Our current Mind Waves theme is age and wellbeing and we were recently very lucky to work in partnership with GAMH Young Carers group. The young people spent some time exploring the things in life which help them to manage their mental health. We supported them to take the lead on making some animations to […]

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“Through trial and error I have finally learned what I need to do to maintain my wellness” – Angela on how self management has changed with age.

We are delighted to present the first post in our Age and Wellbeing series from writer and mental health activist, Angela McCrimmon. How has changing age affected my mental wellbeing?……..Getting older is a privilege denied to many and there have been a few times in my life when I didn’t think or even want it […]

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Two free training opportunities from Mind Waves this February!

Great news! We’ve set dates for our next free skills workshops. These are open to anyone who has something to say about mental health and wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, you’re a carer, or it’s part of your job or volunteer role. The sessions are informal, accessible and we’ll even have some snacks. It’s […]

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