Authors: Helen Wilding
Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference
Subject: advocacy, lived experience, wellbeing, carers
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The Caring Together Art Journal Project (caringtogetherproject.com) is a cost recovery social enterprise founded in 2009. It uses a collection of stories and illustrations to explain different viewpoints, share coping strategies, support practitioners to work with families and inspire change.
The Project aims to answer these questions: How does it feel to care for a loved one with a mental illness? How can we support others while also caring for ourselves? Where can we learn about mental illness? What does recovery mean? How can carers, consumers and practitioners work together as a team? How can we keep hope alive?
This poster will share some of the artwork from the Project with the aim of celebrating carer strengths and experiences in a positive and uplifting way.
It will also highlight free resources from the Project which promote positive attitudes towards service users and their supporters.
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