Tag Archives | mental wellbeing

“Getting up and doing one thing, no matter how small, pleases me” – #HumansofScotland inspired stories from our Community Correspondents

There is no normal day, but getting up and achieving one thing, no matter how small, pleases me. What I need is financial security, a warm roof over my head and food to eat. The simple pleasures: sunlight through the trees, the moon on a misty evening, a snuggle from the dog. My health would […]

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Mindwaves – a space for people who have something to say about mental health

We thought you might like to get to know us a little better! So we’ve put together this short animation about what we do and why. If you have something to say about mental health you can contact us via the website or Tweet us @MindWaves1 – we’d love to hear from you!

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“Connect, collaborate and celebrate”- come along to Recovery in Renfrewshire on Tuesday 6th November

We are delighted to share news from the Scottish Recovery Network about an exciting partnership event bringing together people in Renfrewshire to discuss what mental health recovery means to them. Recovery in Renfrewshire Conversation Café is an opportunity for people to discuss what keeps them well and what helps them in their recovery. The event will […]

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‘Our mindset, and how constructively we use our days, changes everything about how we respond to each season’ – Marilena highlights the importance of gratitude and self care in all weathers

Our Community Correspondent Marilena explores the impact of ‘bad’ weather on our mental wellbeing, providing encouragement and practical tips for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges which winter brings.In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus Every season has its own personality, unique […]

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‘Let’s Make Glasgow Healthy’ event this Saturday 13th October – mindfulness for the whole community

Lets Make Glasgow Healthy is a completely FREE workshop focussing on both physical and mental wellbeing! Join mindfulness expert Kay Young and her team this Saturday 13th October from 1-4pm to learn helpful ways to feel better and improve your overall health. We have all the information you need to get involved, including booking details, […]

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‘Dirt is really great for the soul. Being at the plot is so grounding’ – a glimpse life on the allotment from the Intuitive Gardener

We love this lovely short video which the Intuitive Gardener has shared with Mindwaves as part of our ‘seasons’ theme. Here you can watch the transformations which take place on this new allotment during a four month period, as well as read about the positive impact of gardening on mental and physical health. I took […]

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‘Together We Flourish’ – Recovery Walk Scotland 2018 made a powerful impact in Glasgow

The mental health and addiction recovery communities made a huge impact in Glasgow on Saturday 15th September as part of Recovery Walk Scotland. Over 3000 participants – including individuals in recovery, their friends, families and supporters – gathered in Glasgow Green on Saturday morning, beginning the day an emotional ‘Roses in the River’ ceremony, remembering […]

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‘Well rehearsed chapters of change’ – Maureen reflects on seasons and time

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour, accompanied by her season themed zine. I sit alone and watch the sunbeams dance slowly across the walls, followed by the shadows of twilight and then the darkness of night; that quiet blanket of stillness that descends. Sunrise approaches and so begins another day. Each day, 24 […]

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Workshops happening in Glasgow and Edinburgh – would you like to help develop innovative new resources aimed at supporting young people who self harm?

As part of a new ESF-funded research project hosted by the Department of Computer and information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde and the charity Health in Mind, this is a call for participation in innovation workshops in mid-September on the theme of: “Addressing self-harm via digital innovation” The project are keen to have the […]

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Even though the same things happen each year, they seem to arrive out of the blue like an unexpected guest – why the meaning of autumn is in the small details

Our project assistant Marie reflects on how getting things in perspective might be as simple as taking a look around. Around this time every year I am, without exception, caught unaware by seasonal changes. Just as I was leaving the house yesterday I was struck by how chilly it was and had to go back […]

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