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Self-care: corporate scam or political act?

This week, we’re taking a look at the concept of self-care and the ways that its definition has changed since the words inception.  The concept of self-care originated in the 1950s among the medical community. The concept of person-centred care was becoming popular in medicine, and medical staff began to think about ways to improve […]

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Staying positive during the winter months: Tips for winter wellness from Hilda

This week on the blog we’re continuing to share tips and stories around looking after your mental health in the winter. We have some words from Hilda, one of our longtime Community Correspondents and chief executive of COPE Scotland. She talks about the negative effects of the clocks changing, the difficulty of finding words to articulate these […]

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It started with… A visual story from Carol

On Wednesday 3rd August, Mind Waves ran the final workshop from our four week creative non-fiction series, funded by GVCS Wellbeing Fund. We met face to face, over snacks and cups of tea, and tried some writing prompts. The afternoon was full of interesting chat about mental health, creative non-fiction and using personal writing to […]

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Plants are the new pets! – A post from Laura

This week on the blog, we have some words from Laura, one of our volunteer community correspondents. Laura is our resident expert on mindfulness and enjoying the small things in life. She talks about the importance of creating a positive environment for yourself, incorporating nature into your everyday mindfulness, and looking back into the past. […]

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New podcast episode on creativity and mental health

There’s a new episode of the Mind Waves podcast hosted and edited by our audio whiz Rosie, focusing on creativity and mental health. Rosie chats to Simon, Vanessa and Chris, and the podcast is rounded out with a reading of Derek’s wonderful poem ‘In my madness’. In the three conversations, Rosie and the guests cover […]

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A sense of purpose can help us to feel less alone – Hilda’s thoughts on loneliness

With this years Mental Health Awareness Week theme being loneliness, I reached out to our volunteer community correspondents and asked them to share their thoughts. Hilda wrote this useful piece which discusses the importance of communication, connection and purpose, and also links to several resources on the COPE Scotland website. Her words are below. A […]

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Laura’s memorial for Thich Nhat Hanh

This week we have another blog post from our Community Correspondent, Laura. Read on for her thoughts on the passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, a man often referred to as the Godfather of Mindfulness.  To set the scene, I wrote this blog while listening to Home Spa on a Sunday night. My partner is at my […]

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Mental wellbeing resource from GAMH

This week on the blog I’d like to draw your attention to a wonderful resources designed to support wellbeing during lockdown.With the possibility of more COVID restrictions being put into place, it’s important to take the time to check in with yourself and look after your mental and physical wellbeing wherever possible. Jenny from Glasgow […]

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