Changing the Script was a day of conversation and workshops at the The Left Bank Village – a stunning riverside setting in the heart of the historic cathedral city of Hereford. Calling for a radical shift in the way we understand mental illness, changing the script, challenging stigma and raising expectations.
As with all Compassionate Mental Health events, we are calling for a more compassionate, trauma informed approach to mental distress. Ultimately we hope to work with others towards a new integrative approach, and inspire the growth of safe, healing mental health services that people want to use when they are in crisis.
A key message of all Compassionate Mental Health events is choice not coercion – compassion not control, and the understanding that a mental health crisis can become a meaningful turning point and catalyst for change. Along with many other critical voices – we are calling for a radical shift in the way we understand mental health, changing the script, challenging stigma and raising expectations.
Our speakers and facilitators are passionate about transforming mental health and changing the script. All believe that with the right support recovery from mental illness can happen and a mental health crisis can be a transformative process.
We are championing a range of compassionate approaches that move away from a disease focused, disorder model, to one of recovery and personal growth. Our aim to is to challenge stigma and raise expectations, and give people an immersive experience of compassionate community.