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.
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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
A poem from our Community Correspondent John Dane As I’m sitting here at home I’m suddenly feeling all alone Then I think of the life that I’ve had There’s been a lot more good days than bad I’m thinking back to when I was a boy I’d shut myself away and play with a toy […]
This year, Glasgow Association for Mental Health celebrates 40 years of promoting mental health and wellbeing of people in their communities. Our Community Correspondent John has marked the occasion with some powerful and uplifting poetry, emphasising how the organisation’s strong vision and local services have continually flourished since 1978. Forty It’s forty years ago today […]
We are very proud to share this guest post by book blogger @kathmeista, reflecting on her personal experience of losing someone close to her. This poem was originally published on her personal blog www.kathmeista.blogspot.co.uk We’ve met a few times before, grief and I. Sometimes, it’s been a passing hello on the street. Occasionally, it’s been […]
Read a new poem on the theme of Risk from community correspondent Angela McCrimmon We’re too afraid to take a risk for fear that we might fail, We refuse to jump onboard too afraid we might derail, We seem to live our lives with only half a heart, We feel the negativity before we even […]