Tag Archives | Recovery

“I love that no day is the same” – Greg manages his health and makes a difference in his community at Rosebank Garden

As part of our ‘connections’ theme, we are delighted to share the second in a series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity Carr Gomm (you can read the first story from CJ here). Mindwaves is supporting their inclusive and ambitious Team Carr Gomm campaign which addresses the serious issue of loneliness in […]

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‘Join the Dots’ – John connects with new friends and his creative side at Theatre Nemo

An inspiring poem from an inspiring Community Correspondent, John Dane. Building relationships and engaging in his creative passions have been key to John’s recovery. Here, he provides a snapshot of a typical day at the Join the Dots arts project run by Theatre Nemo. Join the Dots Meet new friends We never want this day […]

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Talking about Recovery: peer-led networks in Glasgow

Our friends at the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) and the Greater Glasgow Mental Health Network (MHNGG) want to establish resilient, sustainable and peer-led recovery networks across Glasgow and surrounding areas. They need your help to do this. They’re holding a series of conversation cafe events for people who are interested in promoting good mental health, […]

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An Interview with Johnnie Miller from GalGael

We continue our series in Art of Recovery interviews with a chat I had with Johnnie Miller of GalGael. GalGael is a community enterprise where people can come to learn about woodwork and woodcraft. It is a welcoming and supportive organisation that helps folk from all walks of life to develop their skills, above and […]

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An Interview with Joe Djalani

Early this September we attended the GAMH run Art of Recovery event at Bellahouston Park. It was a wonderful day (despite the rain), we got a chance to meet various interesting people involved in art therapy and recovery. As promised we’re proud to present an interview from the day. Joe Djalani, a Glasgow based musician […]

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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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The Power of Pets

Recently, it was National Cat Day (8 August). I celebrated by swiping everything off my desk and pushing my bum into people’s faces… OK, maybe not. The day got me thinking about how I’d love to have a pet again. A couple of years back my partner and I were cat foster parents. Not many […]

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