This week on the blog, we’re sharing a piece of writing from Catherine, one of the members of our series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops run in collaboration with The Alliance and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition or disability, and even though we’re only […]
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Endurance: Finding love during lockdown.
This weeks blog post was written by our wonderful community correspondent Maureen for our current content theme of Endurance. Her words are below. Four months ago I decided it was time to get myself back out there onto the dating game. Having discussed this with my daughter we decided that the best way forward, given […]
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. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“Some of the most positive changes for me have been the things that I’ve given up.” – Maureen reflects on a decade of experiences that have shaped her.
A beautiful post by Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour as part of our ‘decade’ theme. A lot has changed for me in the last ten years. I don’t really think about life in terms of achievements. In fact, some of the most positive changes for me have been things that I’ve given up. Things […]
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 […]
Lanarkshire Carers Centre find the right ingredients for talking about mental health #TimeToTalk
A post for Time To Talk Day 2019 Lanarkshire Carer’s Centre held their Time To Talk Day last Friday 1st February and spoke about the myths and facts of mental health, how it is ok to not be ok, how to have an environment where it is ok to talk and also a good look […]
They say money makes the world go round…but what do you think? Introducing our brand new theme.
Each year the build up to the festive period seems to begin earlier and earlier meaning that money – or lack of it – is never far from our minds. Yet, even though money can have a huge impact on our health, relationships and daily lives, it is often seen as a confidential or even […]