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Storytelling is one of the foundations of our culture. We can create connections by sharing stories – especially those that offer inspiration and hope. Recovery in mental health is not always well understood; sharing your story makes personal recovery come alive. It also supports values and strengthens lessons learned from life experiences. It helps to build community and create connections.

You can find lots of inspirational stories; use the search bar at the top to find stories relevant to you. To return to this page after a search, please press the back button in your browser.

Alternatively if you are a registered student and would like to write your story and want to share it, please contact us. You can read about other students experiences on our testimonials page and learn more about getting involved on our student development programme page.

HPFT presents 15th Annual Hertfordshire Recovery Conference

Site Administrator
21 September 2021

HPFT presents 15th Annual Hertfordshire Recovery Conference

On behalf of HPFT NHS, we are pleased to share that tickets have been released for the 15th Annual Mental Health and Learning Disability Recovery Event. The college are included in the line-up and those who attend will hear stories from our experts by experience about how they have navigated the pandemic. Continue reading for HPFT's press release below:

"Please join us for our 15th Annual Mental Health and Learning Disability Recovery Event. We will celebrate stories of Recovery from Experts by Experience and Service Providers, and challenge ourselves to constantly do better in creating the ideal circumstances for ourselves and others to overcome our challenges.

As the pandemic shifts and changes but hesitates to release us fully from its grip, we come together to continue to bear witness to the impact that it has on us, to reflect and to look to each other for a way forward into a collective Recovery. To this end we have put together a programme of sessions, live and recorded, which we hope will engage, challenge, and ultimately give hope.

This year we will be online again, on MS Teams – there is an Eventbrite link below to book. Once again we have International contributions, this year from no less than Dr Roberto Mezzina (the outgoing Director of Mental Health in Trieste, Italy), and Dr Yael Mazor (Senior Lecturer in Social Work @ Sapir College).

Closer to home we have many and varied presentations, live and recorded, from people like New Leaf Recovery and Wellbeing College, an update from a Community Recovery project in Watford, a Choir (or two), news about a Peer Support project from Viewpoint, workshops for Carers from Carer’s in Herts, a Mindfulness Session from Mind In Mid-Herts,  the voice of young people from HPFT’s Young People Network talking about Body Image, stories of hope and survival in relation to Suicide from Herts Mind Network, and much, much more……

Book here…. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recovery-event-for-mental-health-and-learning-disability-herts-beyond-tickets-175737514637"