This week on the blog, we have some words from Laura, one of our volunteer community correspondents. Laura is our resident expert on mindfulness and enjoying the small things in life. She talks about the importance of creating a positive environment for yourself, incorporating nature into your everyday mindfulness, and looking back into the past. […]
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Student mental health – Bryony’s story
This week on the blog we are publishing our last student mental health story for the time being. This series was inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students […]
Relationships and mental health. Collating your responses part 3!
Hey guys! Maddy here again. This is going to be the last collating your responses post for a little while, but if you enjoyed the series, please let me know! This week I’ve been thinking about relationships and mental health. I know that when my mental health takes a dip I change my social behaviours. […]
Does exercise help your mental health? Collating your responses part 1!
Hi everybody- Maddy here, the digital media intern for Mind Waves. Earlier this week I posted some Instagram stories and polls asking Mind Waves’ followers to share their feelings on the relationship between mental health and exercise. First of all, I posted a poll with the question ‘Does exercise help your mental health?’ with the […]
dates-n-mates: A charity project supporting love and friendship!
Mind Waves sat down for a chat with John Paul Moffat, the national director of dates-n-mates Scotland; a Scottish charity project that supports love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. John Paul tells me: “The charity offers a well needed space for people to come out of their shells, make friends and connect.” Research […]
Mind Waves sits down with Liam to talk about Twitch streaming and positive online spaces
Recently, Mind Waves shared a question on our Instagram stories: Do you feel like the internet affects your mental health positively or negatively? 84% of you guys voted negatively, so I thought I would seek out and learn a little more about positive online spaces. I recently had a zoom chat with Liam, a music […]
“Once I began talking about my own health anxiety and finding others who shared my experiences, I realised that I have nothing to be ashamed of.” – New Community Correspondent Ellen talks about her experience with health anxiety.
Our new Community Correspondent Ellen has written a piece for Mind Waves about her experience of health anxiety. Her words are below. I like to think of myself as a fairly rational person – I don’t believe in ghosts, I know the earth is round, and I don’t believe everything I read in the tabloids. […]
“We belong here. We want a space where people can just come in and be.”- New queer led sober space QuTo hopes to open in Glasgow next year.
I recently sat down with Georgios Pappas over Zoom to discuss the creation of QuTo, a new sober, queer run space being developed in Glasgow. Although the planning of QuTo is still in its early stages, MindWaves is always interested in supporting all ventures that seek to improve community mental health. Georgios had the idea […]
Does your book group make you as happy as an extra £40k a year? #WorldBookDay
A re-post for World Book Day 2020 by our Project Manager @rosiehopes I remember reading that doing something you enjoy once a month with people you like adds as much to your happiness as earning an extra £40,000 a year. I say I remember reading it, but despite frantic googling, I can’t find a source, so […]
Home is where the heart is…or is it? Community Correspondent Maureen explores the deep connection between home & wellbeing
A post by our Community Correspondent, Maureen Gilmour, exploring the deep connection between home to our wellbeing. “Home is where the heart is” – or is it? Your home is not the bricks and mortar or the fabric of the building, it is the place you should feel safe, loved, wanted, needed. Home for most […]