We’re excited to announce a FREE course on songwriting for mental health. This course will take place in the form of three sessions over three weeks in January and February 2023 and is fully funded by GCVS Wellbeing The course is open to anyone over 18 living in Glasgow – even if you are a […]
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It started with… Catherine’s response to a writing prompt from our Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops
This week on the blog, we’re sharing a piece of writing from Catherine, one of the members of our series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops run in collaboration with The Alliance and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition or disability, and even though we’re only […]
‘Then stigma comes along’ – Mind Waves launches the first of three animations exploring the stigma of severe and enduring mental illness
The first animation that was created with our funding from See Me Scotland is available to watch on YouTube now. Click here to watch the animation. We were awarded this funding by See Me Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund back in April of 2021 and you can click here to read the blog post announcing […]
Scottish Recovery Network opens booking for two online events!
Hi everybody! Coming to you this week to draw your attention to two online discussion events that are being held by the Scottish Recovery Network. The Scottish Recovery Network is a valued partner of Mind Waves that seek to build a mental health system powered by lived experience and work towards making Scotland a place […]
What I wish I’d known before lockdown
Our Mind Waves project manager Rosie recently ran an animation workshop as part of The Curve series of digital workshop. The 66 participants collaborated remotely to create this lovely short video about all the things we wish we had known before lockdown! What I Wish I’d Known Before Lockdown from Mind Waves on Vimeo.
Creative writing for mental wellbeing – inspiration from our recent Mind Waves workshop
Some of our fantastic Community Correspondents recently ran an online creative writing workshop. We shared some fun, relaxed exercises to get you started with expressing yourself and your ideas through writing. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it on the day – we have some activities and prompts to get you started!
Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!
Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]
‘The first draft is you just telling yourself the story….’ – poetry by 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 […]
Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!
We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]
Two free training opportunities from Mind Waves this February!
Great news! We’ve set dates for our next free skills workshops. These are open to anyone who has something to say about mental health and wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, you’re a carer, or it’s part of your job or volunteer role. The sessions are informal, accessible and we’ll even have some snacks. It’s […]