This edition features a number of articles about the different ways people with lived experience of mental health problems choose to promote recovery and enhance wellbeing. Charly Calpin introduces readers to Free Hand Creative Evenings for people living with depression and anxiety where the ethos is escapism through arts and crafts; members of the Creative and Inspired Potters groups highlight some of the benefits of getting together with like-minded people to be creative; and Big Dave describes how getting away from it all by going fishing is like a holiday.
A service user writes about the restorative and life-enhancing effect of being a befriender and using their experience of depression and anxiety to inform, develop and deliver mental health training. Similarly, our front cover features the award winning team members who developed and facilitated the Recovery Education Programme.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this edition. If there’s something you’d like to write about for Your Voice, please do get in touch.