During the festive period we can feel under pressure from the weight of external expectations – as well as those we place on ourselves – to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas. This animation from Health Magazine contains some simple practical tips to help recognise and cope with the most likely triggers of depression over the holidays.
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Free meals in and around Glasgow for Christmas 2018
Thanks to Glasgow Council on Alcohol for this valuable list of organisations in and around Glasgow who will be providing free meals on Christmas Day 2018 for those who are homeless or in need. Full details below: Deaf Connections 2.00-6.30pm 100 Norfolk Street, G5 9EJ 0141 420 1759 Social Bite (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) […]
It really is a wonderful life with our Mind Waves volunteers!
On Monday afternoon we had our annual Mind Waves Christmas day out! It was such a great opportunity to take some time out and catch up with each other in a relaxed environment, especially at a time of year which can feel so hectic. We met at Cook and Indi’s world buffet restaurant in Glasgow […]
Do you need a festive Prenup? The joys of a ‘Pre-Christmas-No-Unnecessary- Presents’ agreement!
It’s ‘Black Friday’, a day where we are bombarded with special offers and discounts – even the websites of some retailers have a queue! It can feel overwhelming and the focus on spending can be difficult for those struggling financially. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with treating family and friends or, indeed, […]
Festive choir starts this Monday 12th November at Glasgow’s Village Storytelling Centre
If you enjoy singing and are already raring to get into the Christmas spirit then why not join the Village Storytelling Centre’s festive choir? The first meeting of the group takes place this coming Monday 12th November from 7.00-8.30pm at Leithland Neighbourhood Centre in the Pollok area of Glasgow (25 Kempsthorn Road, G53 5SR). The […]
Look After Your ‘Elf – 20 Christmas Self-Care Tips
Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. For many of us it can be stressful so it’s important not to let ourselves get overwhelmed or bogged down in expectations. We reached out to our correspondents to ask what tried and tested festive self-care tips they use to make the holidays as stress […]
Thank You To All Our Community Correspondents
As the year draws to a close we had our final correspondents meeting of 2017. It really was more a pre-Christmas party thought. We met some new faces, ate mince pies, pulled Christmas crackers, read out the daft jokes (wondered about frog themed prizes), and had a Christmas quiz. It was a lot of fun […]
Thoughtful Gifts that Keep on Giving
I probably don’t need to remind you that Christmas is nearly here. If you’re like me then you won’t have started gift shopping yet. You won’t even have a clear idea what to get people. Fortunately there is no shortage of gift inspiration guides available. But if you wanted to gift something a bit more […]
What you can do to help people around Glasgow this year
Many of us turn our thoughts to people less fortunate at Christmas time. As they say it is the reason for the season after all. So we thought it’d be helpful to revisit a very popular post from a couple of years back about volunteering at Christmas. When we wrote the last post we learned […]
On my 59th Birthday, I awoke as excited as a ten year-old
A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane Today I’d like to tell you about a wonderful day we had on Tuesday the 6th of December It was my birthday and it also happened to be the day that Mind Waves and the community corespondents had decided to have a Christmas day out. So on […]