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Compassionate Mental Health - Finding Meaning through Connection

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We're excited to announce our third Compassionate Mental Health gathering 'Finding Meaning through Connection'. We're bringing you influential speakers and workshop leaders who are passionate about changing the script around mental health, challenging stigma and raising expectations.

This two day transformational event is designed to inform, inspire and empower people living and working with mental distress. We want to challenge the myth of mental illness as a disease for life, and call for a more compassionate, trauma informed approach to suffering. Ultimately we hope to work with others to inspire a new more wholesome psychiatry, with healing mental health services that people want to use when they are in crisis.

We'll be bringing together people and families with personal experience, frontline staff, managers, clinicians, commissioners, policymakers and Third Sector staff, to discuss what works in terms of sustainable recovery from a mental health crisis, and to introduce a range of therapeutic approaches that move beyond a medical model.

Together we’ll explore

Emerging themes in mental health, including how compassion, mindfulness, open dialogue and other psychosocial approaches can help improve services and outcomes for all:

  • How to exercise our inner strength to resource ourselves and others

  • The importance of meaning in mental distress and psychosis

  • Breakdown as opportunity for breakthrough and growth

  • Enabling the shift towards a more democratic approach that focuses on the whole person and building resilience

  • Building equity and understanding between everyone involved in mental health services

  • How we form authentic relationships, learn to listen deeply, and feel safe to share our difficulties

  • Creating safe healing spaces in our services and communities, for people to talk about suicidal thoughts

  • Open Dialogue and a how a network approach to crisis is keeping people out of hospital

  • Therapeutic Communities

Compassion – towards self and others – is a skill that can be learned. Our experienced teachers will guide you in some basic practices, and share their personal stories of mental distress and recovery.

Walk away with

  • Inspiration about the possibility of recovery from listening to other people’s stories

  • Ideas about how to go beyond a medical model towards a more relational approach

  • New ways to resource ourselves & others by building resilience and self compassion

  • Confidence to transform difficult emotions and calm our inner critic

  • Lessons in listening deeply and developing presence

  • Understanding the value of finding meaning and purpose in mental health crisis

  • Why compassion, trust and connection is so important for service improvement

Why should you attend?

We’ll be exchanging ideas, lessons learned and best practices with thought leaders and experts by experience. All involved are already influencing change in their field. There will be pauses during the programme for reflection and feedback, and your participation is valued.

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United Kingdom

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