Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen was key in organising our creative writing for mental wellbeing workshop last month. Not only did she help plan and deliver the session, she also wrote this amazing poem inspired by the writing prompts on the day! I love to walk in the rain because no one can see my […]
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I’ve lost so much, but I feel grateful for what I do have. It amazes me.
An anonymous post from one of our Community Correspondents as part of our ‘decade’ theme. The last decade has been hard for me. Ten years ago I didn’t even know that I had everything I needed. But I’ve lost so much of it since then. Six years ago, life felt completely impossible. But time has […]
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 […]
“Being with my family and friends makes me happy and well” – John #HumansofScotland
Being with my family and friends makes me happy and well. Being alone and shutting myself away makes me sad. There’s not really a normal day for me. Every day is different. I think my health would be better if I could become more mobile and lose a bit of weight. Sometimes I waste time […]
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 […]
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!
‘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 […]
‘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 […]
What you can do to help people around Glasgow this year
Many of us turn our thoughts to people less fortunate at Christmas time. As they say it is the reason for the season after all. So we thought it’d be helpful to revisit a very popular post from a couple of years back about volunteering at Christmas. When we wrote the last post we learned […]
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 […]