This week on the blog we are sharing an extract of a long poem written by Derek Read, one of our community correspondents. Derek came to our recent creative non-fiction writing workshops and contributed some beautiful poetry, as well as trying his hand at personal writing. At these workshops, Derek shared his long poem, ‘Journey […]
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This week on the blog, we’re happy to be sharing a wonderful poem written by Angela, one of our Community Correspondents, on the theme of resilience. Her piece is shared below. You say “You’re so resilient” but I wish that you could see, My “resilience” is a symptom of my PTSD, Each time I fall, […]
Hello everyone! A very exciting blog post for you all today. Mind Waves has a new content theme for Summer 2021 – ‘Endurance’! The past year has been filled with uncertainty and change. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, the difficulties of the past year are by no means gone. We […]
Hi! It’s Maddy here, the new Digital Media intern for Mind Waves. I’ll be running the social media accounts at Mind Waves and writing blog posts to update you all on positive mental health news whilst also sharing the personal stories of our wonderful Community Correspondents. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for […]
Our Community Correspondent Angela has been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through her Lockdown video diaries. For #NationalWritingDay she continues sharing her journey with this humorous and heartfelt piece of spoken word poetry.
We mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week with this powerful piece of spoken word poetry, written and performed by Angela McCrimmon.
In a recent poem for Mind Waves, mental health activist and writer Angela McCrimmon explored practical ways of coping with the challenges of social distancing. Today, she uses her writing to share her struggles with anxiety and low mood as lockdown continues. Week 4 in Lockdown – the most challenging yet, I heard myself scream, […]
A beautiful poem by mental health advocate and writer Angela McCrimmon, sharing her experience of coping practically and emotionally with social distancing. The world as we know it has all been torn away, The things I do to keep me well as I navigate each day, The routine that I follow to keep me on […]
Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]
As part of our ‘home and wellbeing theme’ we are sharing something very striking and creative by our Community Correspondent, The Intuitive Gardener. Home is where the heart is So they say. The tenements old and sturdy Room by room hold so many hearts and secrets close