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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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Volunteering over Christmas in Glasgow

Christmas can be great fun. But it can also be tough. It can be lonely. Many of us want to reach out and do something to help other people, to remember the real meaning of Christmas. With this in mind, we had planned to find a list of good volunteering opportunities around Glasgow over the […]

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Community Correspondent John Dane

Giving something back

A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane Fortunately, I am at a stage in my recovery where I am able to give something back. So, this week I found myself filling in forms to volunteer for a new project called Glasgow Action on Benefits.  This week I start the first training course, which will […]

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