Author Archive | Maddy Docherty

Can’t Wait! by Laura

This week on the blog we have a piece from long-term Mind Waver, Laura. This is such a relatable one about the worries that can accompany ‘going out’, and the fear and negative thoughts that are all too common when you live with social anxiety. I wanted to share and see if anyone else does this, […]

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Goodbye January! Some thoughts

Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing and re-sharing some blog posts about new years resolutions and the myth of Blue Monday. The consensus of these posts have been that the first month of the year can be rough. Obviously, mental ill health isn’t dictated by what month it is, but the pressures […]

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The Mind Waves podcast!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! Just popping up to remind you that Mind Waves has a free podcast available to listen to now on Spotify. We’ve been taking a wee break from recording episodes, but there’s plenty of gems in our back catalogue that you might not have come across before. Firstly, I’d like […]

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New year, new me: helpful or harmful? A reshare

We’re revisiting some of our old blog posts this January. With the cold, dreary weather, the pressure of new year’s resolutions, and the myth of Blue Monday, January is tough . Be kind to yourself – and have a read. This post was originally uploaded January 13th 2023. We’re almost halfway through January now, and I’m […]

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The myth of Blue Monday – a reshare

This week, we’re continuing a sort of Mind Waves ‘tradition’ of posting about Blue Monday. But instead of writing something new, we’re re-sharing a post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes first published in 2021. Even though three years have passed, and it’s been eight years since Rosie first wrote about the myth of Blue Monday, her words […]

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Highlights from 2023 – A festive round up!

As the end of the year approaches, we thought that we’d share some of Mind Waves’ highlights from 2023.  1. At the beginning of the year, we designed a student mental health campaign for Think Positive. The campaign was called #HelpingStudentsThrive. We made an animation for them that you can watch here. We also facilitated […]

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How to turn a bad day around

We’ve all been there. Sometimes, you wake up and you just know it’s going to be a bad day. Or maybe things started off okay, and then due to bad news, low energy levels, or maybe just a classic bad mood, the day turns sour. It’s really easy to let a bad day catch hold […]

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