Tag Archives | volunteering

Tips for volunteers on managing well-being: a zine by Mind Waves #volunteersweekscot

To mark Volunteers Week 2019 we’ve created a short zine with some guidance and encouragement to help volunteers manage their wellbeing. It’s important that volunteers have the tools to look after themselves and are able to access the right support in their role. If you deliver volunteer training, zine making is a brilliant creative way […]

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It really is a wonderful life with our Mind Waves volunteers!

On Monday afternoon we had our annual Mind Waves Christmas day out! It was such a great opportunity to take some time out and catch up with each other in a relaxed environment, especially at a time of year which can feel so hectic.  We met at Cook and Indi’s world buffet restaurant in Glasgow […]

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Mindwaves – a space for people who have something to say about mental health

We thought you might like to get to know us a little better! So we’ve put together this short animation about what we do and why. If you have something to say about mental health you can contact us via the website or Tweet us @MindWaves1 – we’d love to hear from you!

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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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‘Everyone can be an agent of change’ – why you don’t have to change the world to change the world!

Do you ever feel passionate about big social issues, but powerless to do anything about them as it seems so insurmountable? Do you already volunteer, have positive habits which benefit others and the environment or help out in your local community, but still feel like your actions are a drop in the ocean? In this […]

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Can you volunteer when you’re claiming benefits? The most up to date advice

Volunteering is great for your mental wellbeing. It’s a good way to contribute, connect with your community and build up skills  and confidence for getting back to work. However, many people are worried that volunteering might  affect their entitlement to benefits. We’ve all heard horror stories about people whose benefits were stopped because their ability […]

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I love being a volunteer. It gives me hope, it’s brilliant

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn @stargazer1210 I love my work has a volunteer, simple as that. I love chipping in and working hard and the skills I’m being rewarded with are just outstanding! Bear Laura Grylls is my Tuesday name lol! What have I learned through various volunteer posts? For a start I’m […]

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Tempus Fugit- time flies #SMHAFF10 @stargazer1210

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn about her involvement in #SMHAFF Time is something that makes you think, more so at this time of year. Looking back and looking forward, clocks changing. Its all relevant in our life’s. Tick Tock ,Tick Tock! Recently I learned about the meaning of Chime another sound but […]

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