Monthly Archives: April 2013

A strange and puzzling train encounter

Engaging with people is good for our mental wellbeing.  But sometimes it can be a bit strange. Night-time, I board an empty train carriage for home with a newspaper to read.  Following behind is a lone woman who rather oddly … Continue reading

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Inspiration and connections – Reflections on the Scottish Recovery Network Event

One of the many good things about the event run by Scottish Recovery Network was meeting people and hearing what they thought. We asked some people to send us their reflections to add to what we heard on the day.  … Continue reading

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Heart of Scotstoun Health Walk – What We’ve Accomplished

We started out on a beautiful sunny day, from the very new Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, at 11 am on Friday 5th August 2011 and come rain, shine, sleet, snow but not ice, we have been walking ever since. … Continue reading

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Taking over the asylum

Open your mind to a story depicting the harsh reality of life on a psychiatric ward. Join the patients, and prepare to enjoy both highs and lows throughout this emotional roller-coaster. Taking over the Asylum proved to be a hit … Continue reading

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Recovery, Social Media and Participation in our own destiny

Geoff Huggins spoke for Government at the SRN Conference to address the needs of Scotland’s mental health and wellbeing.  He is the Head of the Mental Health team. He talked about how he believes in promoting well-being and preventing mental … Continue reading

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On becoming an informed Rainbow

Like other Mindwaves reporters, I went along to this year’s Scottish Recovery Network Gathering at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.  Now, I’m new to all this.  I had no idea what to expect, who I would see, or what would be going … Continue reading

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