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Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!

Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]

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I’ve finally stopped body shaming my self…and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A re-post by @fuzzypeachgirl which feels particularly relevant this week. The Young Women’s Movement have just launched their hugely important annual Status of Young Women In Scotland report, focussing on body image. This issue has also been highlighted with a huge media frenzy about singer Adele’s weight loss (uninvited by Adele herself). There is a […]

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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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I laughed and cried the whole way through – the books which have helped our mental health #NationalReadingDay

A post for National Reading Day 2020. A while back, we asked, “Which books are good for your mental health?”. The passionate responses from our volunteer Community Correspondents and followers definitely made us want to clear some space on our bookshelves! Any book helps me with mental health, not one specifically – Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe, […]

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How art can reduce anxiety and depression – a guest blog by Katlyn Oliver

An inspiring and insightful guest blog from Katlyn Oliver. With experience in art-based counselling, she is passionate about the positive impact of creativity on wellbeing. How art can reduce anxiety and depression Studies show that both creating and viewing art can be enormously beneficial to mental health. As such, art therapy is being used more […]

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‘The importance of self care for carers’ – an infographic for carers and their support networks

Thank you to Be Independent Home Care for this guest post on self care for carers, featuring an extremely helpful infographic for carers and those around them. This includes simple things that carers can take time to do for themselves and, importantly, how others can empower carers to look after their own wellbeing. Caregiving can […]

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Our new Mind Waves theme – what does ‘home’ mean to you?

Recently our Community Correspondents were chatting about what the project means to them (we’ve created this short animation which captures their views). It’s interesting that, although Mind Waves isn’t a physical space, the things that we valued about the project very much resembled traditional ideas of what home should be – somewhere you can always […]

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