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Emerge – our Mind Waves theme for Autumn 2020

Introducing our new theme – ‘Emerge’. As we slowly move through and out of lockdown, there is a sense that we are emerging, both individually and collectively. For some, that might be throwing ourselves back into previous responsibilities and routines. For others, it might be working on physical or mental health recovery which has been […]

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Staying Connected: Scottish Recovery Network share what people are doing to stay well

The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]

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‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from Maureen Gilmour

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 don’t feel like I am alone in my concerns, I’m filled with hope” – Imogen finds an upside to lockdown

A big thanks to today’s guest blogger Imogen. We’re delighted to share her encouraging, insightful story about how lockdown has helped her to manage anxiety. Quite early into lockdown I realised I felt a bit strange. It took me a while to work out that what I didn’t feel was panic. Over the last couple […]

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“What are you saying to yourself? Because you are listening” – a self kindness video from COPE Scotland

We are living in uncertain times at the moment which, for many people, will be a great source of anxiety and distress. We may be more likely to be hard on ourselves for not being productive, or to ruminate over past mistakes. In this encouraging short video, COPE Scotland have some comforting words and useful […]

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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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