dates-n-mates: A charity project supporting love and friendship!

Mind Waves sat down for a chat with John Paul Moffat, the national director of dates-n-mates Scotland; a Scottish charity project that supports love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. John Paul tells me: “The charity offers a well needed space for people to come out of their shells, make friends and connect.” Research […]

We’ve got a new theme: Endurance!

Hello everyone! A very exciting blog post for you all today. Mind Waves has a new content theme for Summer 2021 – ‘Endurance’! The past year has been filled with uncertainty and change. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel, the difficulties of the past year are by no means gone. We […]

“Once I began talking about my own health anxiety and finding others who shared my experiences, I realised that I have nothing to be ashamed of.” – New Community Correspondent Ellen talks about her experience with health anxiety.

Our new Community Correspondent Ellen has written a piece for Mind Waves about her experience of health anxiety. Her words are below. I like to think of myself as a fairly rational person – I don’t believe in ghosts, I know the earth is round, and I don’t believe everything I read in the tabloids. […]

“We belong here. We want a space where people can just come in and be.”- New queer led sober space QuTo hopes to open in Glasgow next year.

I recently sat down with Georgios Pappas over Zoom to discuss the creation of QuTo, a new sober, queer run space being developed in  Glasgow. Although the planning of QuTo is still in its early stages, MindWaves is always interested in supporting all ventures that seek to improve community mental health. Georgios had the idea […]

Introducing the new Digital Media Intern!

Hi! It’s Maddy here, the new Digital Media intern for Mind Waves. I’ll be running the social media accounts at Mind Waves and writing blog posts to update you all on positive mental health news whilst also sharing the personal stories of our wonderful Community Correspondents. I feel very lucky to have been chosen for […]

Online Mental Health Video

Online Mental Wellbeing and Lockdown

Recently I have been interning at Mind Waves, helping with their social media and blog site. My awareness of a healthy mental wellbeing has steadily increased since joining University and has exploded while going through lockdown. I have been fortunate to never have been on the extreme end of having an unhealthy mental health but, […]

Training on working with LGBTQ families from Outside the Box

We’re really interested to see that our friends at Outside the Box are running training to help organisations understand more about working with LGBTQ families. This training will aim to support organisations to become more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ families, by learning more about the specific challenges LGBTQ families face and what steps they […]

Our new anti-stigma animation project

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by SeeMe Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund to produce animations that explore the stigma of living with severe and enduring mental illness. Our Community Correspondents will work with artists to co-produce three animations based on their experiences, opinions and aspirations around stigma. We are all pleased […]