Archive | September, 2015

Plan what you’ll see at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival #SMHAFF

Passion: that’s the theme of the SMHAFF for 2015. The programme, which runs from October 10th to 31st  looks packed with gems that challenge preconceptions of mental health. There are over 300 events, including films, literature, music and visual arts that look at the complex feelings and passions around mental wellbeing. Here’s the pick of […]

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Wellbeing tattoos: “Every night, my moon will be there to calm you”

After our story about tattoos and mental wellbeing last week,  we’ve been noticing hidden meanings etched on bodies everywhere. Rachel shared this picture of her calming tattoo, which bears the words “Every night, my moon will be there to calm you.” We loved the idea of a permanent feature on your body that reminds you of […]

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This course will make you happy. The Dalai Lama says so

  A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes It’s not often that happiness makes the headlines, so it is quite exciting to see the news that the Dalai Lama has endorsed an evening course called “Exploring What Matters”, from Action for Happiness. The programme is nothing if not ambitious. It aims to provide a sort […]

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Community Correspondent John Dane

Giving something back

A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane Fortunately, I am at a stage in my recovery where I am able to give something back. So, this week I found myself filling in forms to volunteer for a new project called Glasgow Action on Benefits.  This week I start the first training course, which will […]

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I’m fine/ Save me : The tattoo that shows two sides of mental health

Tattoos are interesting. They are both deeply personal and profoundly public. It’s not surprising that for many people, they make a strong statement about our priorities and wellbeing. Some people go for a motto for life. Think “carpe diem” and “memento mori”. Some choose the name of a loved one, or an image of something […]

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I am the woman

Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh speaks up for every invisible woman. This is the Mind Waves contribution to Women’s Protest 2015: a celebration of 100 years since the Glasgow rent strikes. There is a proud tradition in Glasgow of women taking a stand and changing things. One hundred years ago, Glasgow women took a huge risk […]

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