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‘Wrapping up’ – bringing our seasons theme to a close and welcoming in winter with a bonus podcast episode!

To mark our seasons theme drawing to an end, we are delighted to share a special mini edition of the Mindwaves podcast. We feature some short interviews with GAMH volunteers and participants, recorded last month at the fantastic Autumn Festival in Bellahouston Park. Susie, Vincent and Peter share their experiences of volunteering outdoors in all […]

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Festive choir starts this Monday 12th November at Glasgow’s Village Storytelling Centre

If you enjoy singing and are already raring to get into the Christmas spirit then why not join the Village Storytelling Centre’s festive choir? The first meeting of the group takes place this coming Monday 12th November from 7.00-8.30pm at Leithland Neighbourhood Centre in the Pollok area of Glasgow (25 Kempsthorn Road, G53 5SR). The […]

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‘Our mindset, and how constructively we use our days, changes everything about how we respond to each season’ – Marilena highlights the importance of gratitude and self care in all weathers

Our Community Correspondent Marilena explores the impact of ‘bad’ weather on our mental wellbeing, providing encouragement and practical tips for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges which winter brings.In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus Every season has its own personality, unique […]

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Mindwaves and GAMH come together for the Autumn Festival – a perfect way to mark the end of summer

On Monday 8th October our Community Correspondents did something a bit different for our monthly meeting, joining forces with GAMH (Glasgow Association for Mental Health) for the Autumn Festival. The gathering took place in Bellahouston Park’s Demonstration Gardens, home to a number of allotments used by a range of community groups from across Glasgow. It’s […]

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‘Dirt is really great for the soul. Being at the plot is so grounding’ – a glimpse life on the allotment from the Intuitive Gardener

We love this lovely short video which the Intuitive Gardener has shared with Mindwaves as part of our ‘seasons’ theme. Here you can watch the transformations which take place on this new allotment during a four month period, as well as read about the positive impact of gardening on mental and physical health. I took […]

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‘Well rehearsed chapters of change’ – Maureen reflects on seasons and time

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour, accompanied by her season themed zine. I sit alone and watch the sunbeams dance slowly across the walls, followed by the shadows of twilight and then the darkness of night; that quiet blanket of stillness that descends. Sunrise approaches and so begins another day. Each day, 24 […]

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Even though the same things happen each year, they seem to arrive out of the blue like an unexpected guest – why the meaning of autumn is in the small details

Our project assistant Marie reflects on how getting things in perspective might be as simple as taking a look around. Around this time every year I am, without exception, caught unaware by seasonal changes. Just as I was leaving the house yesterday I was struck by how chilly it was and had to go back […]

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A real feast for the eyes – let this nature poetry transport you to a tranquil summer’s day in breathtaking surroundings

Our talented Community Correspondent Glen uses poetry to reflect on finding joy in Scotland’s dramatic scenery and captivating wildlife during summer. Summers Day As I lay upon that stoney bank And gaped at the munros A shiver passed right through me From my head down to my toes. I questioned where it came from What […]

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