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‘Then stigma comes along’ – Mind Waves launches the first of three animations exploring the stigma of severe and enduring mental illness

  The first animation that was created with our funding from See Me Scotland is available to watch on YouTube now. Click here to watch the animation. We were awarded this funding by See Me Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund back in April of 2021 and you can click here to read the blog post announcing […]

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Collating your responses: The Round Up

About a month ago, I decided to ask the followers of Mind Waves’ Instagram account some questions and use the responses to write a series of blog posts. For each post, I posted a poll with an option to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Then I posted a question box with the prompt ‘Tell me more’. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘The worst thing about stigma is not being able to celebrate’ – why we hide good days as well as bad when it comes to mental illness.

A post by our Project Assistant, Marie. I recently had a diagnosis of an unusual type of migraine. After weeks of strange symptoms, pain, inconvenience, misdiagnosis and worry, I was so relieved to have an answer and a way forward. I was straight on the phone to some family and friends sharing my happiness about […]

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How can we address body shame and weight stigma? Health and Social Care Academy hosting workshop on Thursday 19th September

Join the Alliance’s Health and Social Care Academy to discuss how services can promote health and body respect for all. The Academy is encouraging people and organisations to explore negative attitudes towards our own and others weight. These attitudes can lead to prejudice and poorer health, making weight stigma a public health concern. Their event […]

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