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Wild – a piece of life writing from Lynn

This week on the blog we have a short piece of writing from Lynn about swimming in the ocean. It’s about the shock of cold that wakes up your senses, sharing the wonders of life with someone you love and grabbing life with both hands. When asked what this piece was about, Lynn said  I […]

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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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‘At my very lowest I had somehow found myself many miles from my own land’ – how Outlander helped Holly’s recovery

A post from one of our very first ever Community Correspondents, Holly McCormack. This piece was originally published on Holly’s own blog in December 2018. I’d fallen into an unknown world and sitting in a room very much at the wrong end of the country. I couldn’t be more Scottish yet I found myself out […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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There are more ways than ever to stay in touch, but does it make us more connected?

Another lovely post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour who believes the lost art of letter writing might help us connect with each other in a more meaningful way. The connection we have with others is like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond. We are connected by the relationships we have […]

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“There is never a time to put away childish things…my shed is a tiny place to play in” – Lynn tells us why everyone needs a den

We are very excited to present this guest post by Lynn Blair, lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. On Twitter she’s @verbisan and on Instagram @verbisanpix. The sun’s setting and I’m just beginning my work. I can hear […]

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Happy birthday Write to Recovery!

This month Write to Recovery celebrated two years of supporting people to develop and share personal stories of mental health and recovery. Write to Recovery, which is part of the Scottish Recovery Network, aims to empower people affected by mental health problems to experience recovery by creating and taking control of their own story. It […]

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#citizen2014 media centre: sign up to workshops

  Are you interested in reporting an alternative perspective on the games? We’re part of #citizen2014 – a partnership running the citizen media centre on the city’s Trongate. The partnership includes Mind Waves, Digital Commonwealth, somewhereto_ ,  and the Media Trust. We will offer free support to budding citizen journalists at a drop-in at the Beyond the Finish Line building on […]

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