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An Interview with Joe Djalani

Early this September we attended the GAMH run Art to 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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“The only thing constant is change”

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour Someone once told me “the only thing constant is change” Nothing ever stays the same for long, but to go from one extreme to the other is quite a dramatic change. I was once at one time a capable, confident, able employee who thought nothing of giving […]

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Storytelling for Mental Wellbeing at Real Talk

Real Talk, a successful mental wellbeing storytelling event is coming to Glasgow on 29 May. Storytelling is an important tool in the mental wellbeing kit, and this event is a chance for people to share their stories in a supportive and relaxed environment. At the event you’ll have the chance to take part in a […]

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“What recovery means to me” from @stargazer1210

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn, of the Mindful Image, as part of our partnership with Scottish Recovery Network Recovery for me has been tough, rewarding, complex and funny at times in so many ways. There have been highs/lows but I wouldn’t be here today without the brakes stopping me in my tracks, […]

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I missed out on so many important things like weddings, parties… I can be part of that now #recovery

Angela McCrimmon has had a big year. As well as becoming a Mind Waves Community Correspondent, she’s won a #selfmanagement award, a Local Hero Award, published a book and started speaking at universities to trainee mental health professionals. We caught up with her to talk about mental health recovery and how finding her voice has […]

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