Month: May 2018

From drug and alcohol addiction funded by criminal behaviour, to a proud dad picking his kids up from school.

From drug and alcohol addiction funded by criminal behaviour, to a proud dad picking his kids up from school. This is James’ story.  “For the first time in my life I feel proud of myself. I have learnt to respect and love myself and can think before I act. I never used to be able […]

Walking the Frontline: Real relationships are the foundation of engagement – Karen Edwards’ story

“Change doesn’t happen to someone, the individual has to take responsibility for it themselves, but that’s hard to do if there is no trust in services…” said Karen Edwards, Network and Quality Improvement Officer in Mental Health for the West Midlands Clinical Senate, in NHS England. “My attitude towards those with such complex needs who don’t engage has […]

From an abusive childhood and a history of psychosis to motivating others to make the change.

From an abusive childhood and a history of psychosis to motivating others to make the change. This is Joel’s story.  Raised in a violent household, Joel often sat at the top of the stairs crying while he listened to his alcoholic father beating his mother. He was soon responsible for looking after his two younger […]

Norman Lamb MP #walkthefrontline

Speaking after a visit to Birmingham Changing Futures Together’s Lead Worker Peer Mentor service, Norman Lamb MP said: “The Lead Worker Peer Mentor service does vitally important work. I was immensely impressed by the team of people I met. Their dedication and commitment are clear. “I was particularly impressed by the Peer Mentors, those who […]

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