Our ‘Emerge’ theme continues with this Build Back Better animation from the Scottish Recovery network. Mind Waves is delighted to have collaborated with SRN on this project. Developed from conversations at their online cafes, the Build Back Better animation and accompanying report highlight the need for lived experience, peer support and communities to be at […]
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‘We all have a self management story’ – free Mind Waves workshop for Self Management Week 2020
Mind Waves are delighted to be hosting this free online workshop in conjunction with The Alliance this Wednesday 23rd September. We are all learning a lot about managing our wellbeing just now. How can sharing our stories and experiences support our own wellbeing and encourage and inspire others? Join us for a free online session […]
What I wish I’d known before lockdown
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 video about all the things we wish we had known before lockdown! What I Wish I’d Known Before Lockdown from Mind Waves on Vimeo.
“I’m not just a disabled person. I’m an LGBT person and lots of other things” – Glasgow Disability Alliance launches podcast
We are delighted to shared information about the new podcast from our friends at Glasgow Disability Alliance Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people’s organisation with over 5000 members. We ran a Mind Waves podcasting workshop with them in summer 2019 and they’ve now launched their own podcast. The first episode comes from their LQBTQI+ […]
Clutter Chat: Digital inspiration for the ‘new normal’
An update from our friends at Clutter Chat! Sunny day for podcast recording Oct 2019 Last year we were delighted to feature Glasgow based peer support group Clutter Chat on our podcast. Their founder, Zem Moffat and group members Grant, Barbara and Fiona shared valuable insights and advice for those affected by clutter, or those […]
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ypeople’s Dr Emily Pathe explains why kindness really matters
We are delighted to share this fantastic series of short videos created by YPeople for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Dr Emily Pathe, resident psychologist for YPeople and NHS Lanarkshire, draws on her own expertise and wider research to explain the importance of kindness for wellbeing. Dr Emily gives valuable insights on what it truly […]
Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!
We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]
“Whenever I am dealing with extreme emotions, I read” – The Mental Health Book Club Podcast
A re-post of our previous interview with with the fantastic Sydney Timmins, founder and co-presenter of the Mental Health Book Club podcast. At the time of this feature Sydney and Becky has just released the 29th episode. Two years later, still going strong, they are now on episode 104! Listen to the latest one here. […]
How to give yourself a Butterfly Hug!
A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be […]
‘Great technology should improve life, not distract from it’ – what do you think of Google’s new Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform?
A short animation from Google about their new Wellbeing Experiments solutions, described as “a collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance of technology”. We’d love to hear your views- Can digital solutions really help us achieve balance in our lives or will it be another layer of distraction? Do you […]