Hi everybody! Coming to you this week to draw your attention to two online discussion events that are being held by the Scottish Recovery Network. The Scottish Recovery Network is a valued partner of Mind Waves that seek to build a mental health system powered by lived experience and work towards making Scotland a place […]
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Treating Health Anxiety – Step 1: Asking for help
This week we’re handing the reins over to our community correspondent Ellen. You might remember her brilliant post a few weeks ago about healthy anxiety and the related struggles. Here, Ellen talks about seeking help for health anxiety and outlines her experience in the hope that it might inspire someone else to do the same […]
Food and mental health. Collating your responses part 2!
Hey readers, it’s Maddy here again! After last weeks blog post on exercise and mental health, I was keen to do another collaborative blog post with the Mind Waves Instagram followers. First of all, I would like to say thank you for your eloquent and honest responses. I feel lucky to have a job where […]
Does exercise help your mental health? Collating your responses part 1!
Hi everybody- Maddy here, the digital media intern for Mind Waves. Earlier this week I posted some Instagram stories and polls asking Mind Waves’ followers to share their feelings on the relationship between mental health and exercise. First of all, I posted a poll with the question ‘Does exercise help your mental health?’ with the […]
We’ve got a new theme: Endurance!
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 […]
“Once I began talking about my own health anxiety and finding others who shared my experiences, I realised that I have nothing to be ashamed of.” – New Community Correspondent Ellen talks about her experience with health anxiety.
Our new Community Correspondent Ellen has written a piece for Mind Waves about her experience of health anxiety. Her words are below. I like to think of myself as a fairly rational person – I don’t believe in ghosts, I know the earth is round, and I don’t believe everything I read in the tabloids. […]
Introducing the new Digital Media Intern!
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 […]
Emerge: How football and family helped Sarah emerge from addiction
Continuing our Emerge series with the powerful personal story of Scottish footballer Sarah Rhind. Video produced by the Scottish FA in partnership with Street Soccer.
Emerge – I will never stop travelling or be beaten by my mental illness
A re-post as part of our ‘Emerge’ theme – an honest and inspiring story from Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe on her own mental health recovery journey. Content warning: this post includes mentions of self harm and suicidal feelings The biggest journey in my life has been my mental health journey. I have travelled a […]
Emerge: What does ‘Build Back Better’ mean to those in mental health recovery?
Our ‘Emerge’ theme continues with this Build Back Better animation from the Scottish Recovery network. Mind Waves is delighted to have collaborated with SRN on this project. Developed from conversations at their online cafes, the Build Back Better animation and accompanying report highlight the need for lived experience, peer support and communities to be at […]