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Creative Writing and Wellbeing – a free 4 week course from Mind Waves

We are delighted to announce our four week Creative Writing and Wellbeing course, fully funded through GVCS Wellbeing.  It’s inspiring, interactive and absolutely FREE to take part! Join us to discover the benefits of creative writing for mental health and get started with crafting some non-fiction of your very own. The first three sessions will […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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A Scottish take on mental wellbeing

At one of our video workshops recently, a participant created a video that took a brilliantly Scottish and funny approach to mental wellbeing. Susan Morrison, of ACVO, used her Aberdonian language to poke fun at the mental health advice that we all see on social media. Susan said: “I just felt that there is so […]

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A Year in Lockdown

One of our Community Correspondents, Angela McCrimmon, has written a great poem reflecting on a year in lockdown.   Lockdown…One Year On   The 23rd of March in 2020, Memories we certainly have are aplenty, The year we still can’t believe we’ve seen, The arrival of deadly Covid-19.   Home-schooling entered the family home, Parents […]

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Like a lot of people, we’re finding that podcasts are getting us through lockdown. Whether it’s to help us get to sleep, keep us entertained on the daily walk or just to help us feel more connected with the outside world – we love them.   We also love making them. We have a Mind […]

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Storytelling workshops

Telling stories is at the heart of what Mind Waves does, so we were excited to be asked by Outside the Box and Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s iHub to run a series of storytelling webinars for community groups. We looked at using different tools to tell stories including: – animation – zine making ( little folded […]

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