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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Mental wellbeing resource from GAMH
This week on the blog I’d like to draw your attention to a wonderful resources designed to support wellbeing during lockdown.With the possibility of more COVID restrictions being put into place, it’s important to take the time to check in with yourself and look after your mental and physical wellbeing wherever possible. Jenny from Glasgow […]
“I learned”- a video about lockdown for #TimetoTalkDay
Our fantastic Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon has recorded this amazing poem about the little things that she’s learned about mental wellbeing during lockdown.
Supporting Women’s Rights and Well-being in the Workplace – event from Outside the Box
We’re losing the skills and experience of women in the workplace. We need to get it right for women, their families and employers- now more than ever. This is the impetus behind a free online event, hosted by Outside the Box, for everyone interested in how to support equalities practice in the workplace. The event […]
Emerge: What lessons have we learned from lockdown?
*Repost* Our Mind Waves project manager Rosie recently ran an animation workshop as part of The Curve series of digital workshop. The 66 participants collaborated remotely to create this lovely short animation about the lessons we emerged with from lockdown. This is one example of our participative approach at Mind Waves – we work with a range […]
Emerge: How football and family helped Sarah emerge from addiction
Continuing our Emerge series with the powerful personal story of Scottish footballer Sarah Rhind. Video produced by the Scottish FA in partnership with Street Soccer.
Emerge: How can we emerge from the stigma and shame of debt?
Our Digital Coordinator Marie shares her experience of debt and mental health as part of our Emerge Series. I truly believe that one of the only things surrounded by as much stigma as mental health is debt. This morning, there will be millions of people waking up whose first thought is about how to deal […]
Emerge: Hollie’s story of peer support on World Mental Health Day 2020
The sixth post in our Emerge theme also marks World Mental Health Day 2020. We were delighted to collaborate with Scottish Recovery Network and Penumbra to bring Hollie’s inspiring and powerful story of peer support to life. Mind Waves is all about sharing positive news about mental health using digital, including animations like this one! […]
Together We Can – five steps to fairness, equality and an end to poverty
For post no. 5 of our current ‘Emerge’ theme we are sharing a powerful animation created for Challenge Poverty Week 2020, which has been produced by Media Co-op, in collaboration with Poverty Alliance, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CPW. This sets out a clear manifesto for eradicating the inequalities which lead to poverty. Who wouldn’t want […]
Emerge – Community Correspondent Robert on creating a fairer society post-lockdown through a universal basic income
A re-post by Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our Mind Waves ‘Emerge’ theme, and to mark Challenge Poverty Week 2020. Pre-coronavirus, austerity killed people. More than 130 000 people in five years, according to the office of national statistics. Every life is precious. At the moment we are reminded of this several times […]