Beginning is Now 20-23 March 2023, Coed Hills, South Wales


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View and download the full day programme for March 2023 [PDF], including workshop information

Beginning is Now was a three day gathering  to explore alternative approaches for living and working with mental distress – set in Coed Hills in the heart of beautiful South Wales countryside near Cardiff.

The programme built on on our core themes of connection, community and systems change, with a focus on reflective, relational, compassionate practice.

Together we explored new ways of thinking about service provision, and explore approaches that are based on mutual support, safety and democratic principles.

As always, moving away from professional, personal and illness labels so we built common ground and imagined together safe, healing services that people want to use when they are in crisis.

Speakers & Facilitators

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. New Speakers are joined by core Compassionate mental health team members, and will be updated here soon.