We are all Seekers, we are all Guides by Serena Jones

Compassion (noun): a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Towards the end of last week in deepest west Wales, something remarkable happened. It was a gathering of people who share a passion for compassion and a hunger to see more of it in the way we approach health, specifically mental health. It seems a cruel irony that at a time when people most need a compassionate response, all too often feel unheard, disconnected and disempowered from the very systems supposed to help. Read more

Healing my Human Soul by Sophie Robinson

Feeling disconnected and misunderstood I took a last minute decision to go to the Compassionate Mental Health Conference  in Wales last week.  I’d had such an affirmative experience there back in March I felt It would be just the medicine I needed to restore me and nurture me. Read more

A Heartbeat of Hope by Kat Heydon

Not long out of hospital again, where I received little care.
Feeling powerless and hopeless and so full of despair.
My ‘life’ has been traumatic, distressing, I long to be free.
Yet, I don’t deserve kindness from others, let alone me! Read more