A CRUEL CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MANY: H.M.G.’s Gulag Project by Omission. This testament from the BBC really resonates with me. Fortunately I’m not subject to the UK Governments cruel benefits system. However in my work with Moving Forward Group I frequently hear similar stories from people who can’t work due to the disability caused by… Read More A CRUEL CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR MANY
MADE IN KEIGHLEY Moving Forward Group is staffed by volunteers from the communities it serves, that is Keighley, Bingley and Bradford. We provide continuous free mental health support to anyone over 18 years of age who respects our group agreements. Through donations, partnerships, and goodwill we manage to provide free weekly mental Health support for… Read More Made in Keighley
Our Facilitators are all individuals who originally came to Moving Forward after enduring many years of poor mental health. Childhood cruelty & neglect, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, bereavement, bad relationships, lack of access to their own children, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, workplace bullying, social defeat, exclusion, dogma, injustice, serious illness, denial of benefits, poverty, and… Read More What makes a Moving Forward Facilitator?
Please read the attached BBC report. We hear this all the time. It’s not easy to listen to quietly spoken people who are permanently hungry telling you how low, or no income, is destroying their lives. Moving Forward Group is supporting local Jobcentre initiatives to improve support for those enduring poor mental health and the… Read More Must do better..
IDAHOBIT: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018. On the 19th of May 2018 Moving Forward was invited to be a part of the annual; IDAHOBIT event in Bradford. During the event Moving Forward facilitators were invited to host a stall and promote the organisation and the various groups that are run by Moving… Read More Moving Forward at IDAHOBIT 2018.
[Photograph of Barney and Liam, presenting Zara with the £469 donation raised on “Silly Sunday”] The Cricketer’s Arms raises over £500 for Keighley based mental health volunteers. So far during 2018 Moving Forward Group has expanded its mental health support network from three men only groups to 15 groups supporting Men, Women and the LGBT… Read More The Cricketer’s Arms donates over £500 to MFG!
MIXED GROUPS MONDAY 18.30 -20.30 (more) HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, TRINITY PLACE, BINGLEY BD16 2PR. TUESDAY 10.30 -12.30 (more) THE KALA SANGAM ARTS CENTRE, 1 FOSTER SQUARE, BRADFORD BD1 4TY. WEDNESDAY 11.15 – 12.45 (more) THE SUE BELCHER CENTRE, 106 BRACKEN BANK DRIVE, KEIGHLEY BD22 7AE. WEDNESDAY 11.15 – 12.45 (more) THE BRADFORD DEAF CENTRE, 25… Read More MFG MEETINGS, VENUES & TIMES
A thank you Throughout my time at Moving Forward, I have been made to feel incredibly welcomed by all those part of the organisation. I am pleased to say that I have found a safe place where I can openly discuss my mental health struggles with likeminded individuals that are always there to support and… Read More My safe place
I got told about Moving Forward when I was at a very low point in my life. I was in total crisis at the time. I went to the first group , very hesitant to go in at first but soon I was taking part in the discussions with some very friendly welcoming people. You… Read More Support!
In a short period of time since I started coming to groups with Moving Forward. I have began to deal with my mental health in ways I thought I had lost. I’ve gone through a lot of years hiding it with masks and trying to beat it my own way but I kept spiralling deeper… Read More A thank you.