"Fantastic conference, very interactive."
"A very informative, enjoyable day - excellent networking
It was with great pleasure that Lanarkshire Recovery Network
(LRN), in partnership with SeeMe Scotland, welcomed almost 150
people to the recent 'Growing a Lanarkshire Movement for Change'
which took place on Thursday 12th March at The Alona
It was no coincidence that the LRN chose stigma and
discrimination as the key focus for this gathering as, even today,
we are haunted by its destructive power. The recently
refounded national SeeMe programme team facilitated six interactive
workshops in the morning which included; Growing a Movement for
Change, Taking a Human Rights Approach, Reducing Inequalities, What
works in Tackling Stigma and Discrimination, Children and Young
People, The Workplace. In the afternoon Kesto, a hands-on
approach for creative engagement, provided the opportunity for
people to share their ideas further.
Delegates heard an inspirational talk on the lived experience
from Deborah Burns, a Peer Support Worker with Ex-peer-ience Counts
and there was entertainment from SoundSational Choir and the
African Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health band. The
event was chaired by Jim Wright, General Manager, Mental Health
& Learning Disabilities, NHS Lanarkshire, with Judith
Robertson, SeeMe Programme Director, setting the scene for the
day. Opening and closing remarks from Michelle McConnachie,
Service Manager - Adult & Older Adult Services, South
Lanarkshire Council and Morag Dendy, Manager - Younger Adults,
North Lanarkshire Council.
Growing a Lanarkshire Movement for Change brought together a
diverse group of people, all passionate about tackling mental
health discrimination; participating and interacting, listening and
being heard, sharing experiences and expertise, contributing to and
influencing future plans.
"Really enjoyed it. was able to contribute, listen to and
learn. Good discussion, experience and ideas."
More photos of the event will be available on the website
shortly and LRN Steering Group and SeeMe are currently working on
collating feedback from delegates and available soon.