We hosted the second Wellbeing Gloucestershire event called Roads to Recovery, which explored the second part of the journey to wellbeing. One theme that was evident from the proceedings of the day was that wellbeing is a journey and that journey is different for each person. Foodbank, Christians Against Poverty, The Independence Trust, Mhelo and The Recovery College were all represented at the event.

For more details on the event please contact the church office on 01242 604552.

For those of you that missed our event “Breaking Down Mental Health Barriers” on Saturday the 9th of June, we recorded some of the talks for your convenience. There is a brief description of each speaker

1. Professor Jane Melton (NHS) and Dan Bealecocks

First Speaker – Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration at 2gether Trust along with Dan Beale–Cocks co-chair of the Tackling Stigma Together campaign. Dan tells his own story of mental health and how he has lived and overcome this stigma.

2. Simon Price (Independence Trust)

Second Speaker – Simon Price, Peer Development manager for Independence Trust and has lived experience as well as having worked for MIND for many years in the Midlands.

3. Patrick Regan (O.B.E) (Kintsugi Hope)

Third Speaker – Patrick Regan OBE, Kintsugi Hope. Kintsugi Hope exists to create safe and supportive spaces for people suffering with mental and emotional health challenges. Patrick also hosted a workshop, which can be found below:

Patrick was the Keynote Speaker and also joined for the church service on the Sunday the 10th of June.

Wellbeing Gloucestershire will be hosting more events in the future and we will keep you up to date.