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“It’s amazing…to feel understood on every level and to share in good and bad times”: Ann-Marie’s support network are there for her no matter what

An insightful post from our fantastic Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe, explaining how the support networks she has nurtured help her to manage a serious health condition. Having a mental illness like Bipolar Disorder, connections are vital in order to cope with the symptoms and to live daily life. For me, those vital connections are those […]

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Five ways to survive Valentine’s Day

A repost from our Project Manager @rosiehopes Do you know what? I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone who likes Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, you feel lonely.  If you’re in a relationship, you feel inadequate. If you’ve just broken up… don’t even think about it. Of course, your mental wellbeing can take a […]

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I’m fine/ Save me : The tattoo that shows two sides of mental health

Tattoos are interesting. They are both deeply personal and profoundly public. It’s not surprising that for many people, they make a strong statement about our priorities and wellbeing. Some people go for a motto for life. Think “carpe diem” and “memento mori”. Some choose the name of a loved one, or an image of something […]

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More Global Community Reporting Inspiration – Brazilian Style

In the same vein as the post about the work of the Global Girl Project, another community media project that has provided Mind Waves with international inspiration is Catalytic Communities, also known as CatComm. Based in Brazil, this initiative has a focus on destigmatising and integrating the favela communities of Rio de Janeiro into wider […]

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