Archive | January, 2015

I’m proud to speak out against stigma

A post from our Community Correspondent Holly McCormack @hollz2012 , who edits Mental Matters magazine I’ve been proud of many decisions that I’ve made in the last few years. It was important to me whilst at University to start doing something meaningful. Not just standing at a Saturday afternoon press conference, speaking to yet another […]

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The platter of pride

At our Mind Waves Community Correspondent meeting on Friday, we talked about what makes us proud. We each wrote what makes us proud on a post-it and an empty sandwich plate seemed as good a place as any to collect them in. What a beautiful accident that we ended up with a silver platter of […]

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You got out of bed, be proud of that

Comic strip from our Community Correspondent Emma Wilson @offwhitecoat This month, we’re asking what makes you proud. We’ve had some amazing contributions already- I thought we’d kick things off with this amazing cartoon strip from Emma Wilson who blogs over at . We are so glad she’s decided to get involved with Mind Waves and […]

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What makes you proud? Our theme for early 2015

If shame is the worst feeling in the world, pride has to be the best. In Scotland, we’re not often comfortable with expressing pride. We worry that we’ll come across as show-offs. Or that pride really does come before a fall and we’ll be brought down a peg or two. But it’s not about boasting […]

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What’s the most depressing day of the year? The day you have depression #bluemonday

A post from our Project Manager Rosie McIntosh @rosiehopes It’s become  tradition to fear “Blue Monday”, the third Monday of January, which apparently is the most depressing day of the year. It makes sense.  Over Christmas we’ve spent all our money, gained weight, drunk too much and the weather’s rubbish. Sounds like a recipe for depression. […]

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I realised that when I drink I say things that I don’t mean and things that I don’t think. So I gave it up.

An anonymous post from one of our Community Correspondents Last year was a big year for me – I decided to begin to put myself out of my comfort zone, buying my first house and exercising much more frequently.  At first I didn’t give up drinking for any particularly valiant reason.  In fact, it came in […]

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