If you follow Mind Waves, you’ll already know that we are big fans of COPE Scotland! They work with hope, boundless energy and a belief that people know what they need to thrive in their own lives (and can do so with the right tools and support!). As well as supporting local people’s mental health […]
Archive | June, 2020
Lockdown Phase 2: Angela’s Lockdown Diaries #NationalWritingDay
Our Community Correspondent Angela has been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through her Lockdown video diaries. For #NationalWritingDay she continues sharing her journey with this humorous and heartfelt piece of spoken word poetry.
I Hear You – Refugee Week 2020
‘I Hear You’ is a new project from Scottish Refugee Council highlighting the conversations that happen between clients and caseworkers. This video shares touching insights into the hopes, fears and stories of refugees and those seeking asylum here in Scotland. It is fantastic to hear people sharing conversations, including Elaine C Smith, Katie Leung and […]
Reality? I’ve no idea where the hell I am… #LonelinessAwareness
How are you? It’s a question we rarely answer honestly. To promote Loneliness Awareness Week we’ve been inspired by our Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon. She has already been documenting her experience of mental health in lockdown through spoken word poetry. This week she shares a powerful and relatable vlog, tackling an important question – how […]
‘The first chapter is just you telling yourself the story’ – poetry from 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 […]
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!