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I’ve finally stopped body body shaming myself… and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A post from our Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie on fighting against our society’s harmful culture of body shaming And weight stigma. There is a social misconception that if you’re plus size, overweight, fat – whatever term you want to use – that you’ve ‘let yourself go’, that you must avoid exercise or eat all […]

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‘Great technology should improve life, not distract from it’ – what do you think of Google’s new Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform?

A short animation from Google about their new Wellbeing Experiments solutions, described as “a collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance of technology”. We’d love to hear your views- Can digital solutions really help us achieve balance in our lives or will it be another layer of distraction? Do you […]

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“She’s only a phone call away” – our Community Correspondent John pens a thank you to his sister for everything she does

Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]

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How can we address body shame and weight stigma? Health and Social Care Academy hosting workshop on Thursday 19th September

Join the Alliance’s Health and Social Care Academy to discuss how services can promote health and body respect for all. The Academy is encouraging people and organisations to explore negative attitudes towards our own and others weight. These attitudes can lead to prejudice and poorer health, making weight stigma a public health concern. Their event […]

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How can two years of rubbish fit into one small glass jar? Watch this short film about Zero Waste Girl to find out!

The third in Project Assistant Marie’s blog series as part of our ‘Home and Wellbeing’ theme. I recently discovered the Trash is for Tossers project and blog by American environmental activist Lauren Singer. Although her lifestyle seems quite extreme, she has so many inspiring and cost effective ideas for living more sustainably. I like that […]

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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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Episode 4 of the Mind Waves Podcast – we speak with COPE Scotland’s Hilda Campbell about mental health, self care & building a kind society

We are delighted to share the fourth episode of the Mind Waves podcast! Earlier this month we met with Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive of COPE Scotland who had so many inspiring things about mental health, self care and a big vision of a kind society built on ‘Caring Over People’s Emotions’. Thank you to the […]

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‘Diverted’ is still essential viewing during this year’s #AutismAwarenessWeek

It’s #AutismAwarenessWeek2019 and we are re-sharing ‘Diverted’, a short film from the National Autistic Society, starring Saskia Lupin which was part of last year’s TMI campaign. It takes us on the journey of a young woman getting ready for the day ahead and anticipating the daily commute, something which many of us take for granted […]

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“I laughed and cried the whole way through” – the books which are good for our mental health

On World Book Day we asked which books were good for your mental health, now or at particular times of your life. The passionate responses from our volunteers and followers definitely made us want to clear some space on our bookshelves! Any book helps me with mental health, not one specifically….” -Ann-Marie Sharpe, Community Correspondent […]

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“Listen to your dreams, you know the ones” – wisdom on age and wellbeing from Community Correspondent Robert

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series. If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash! I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief. I think there are […]

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