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
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..
Hi all, I hope that you all have a great Easter. I would like to say thank you to all who have supported me in my journey in becoming Zara. It is such a relief that I can now finally, and officially, call myself Zara Jade. Without Moving Forward I would not have achieved my… Read More Zara’s Easter Message.
A painful journey through rough terrain A path few choose to take Leaving them vulnerable Stripped of all defences and breaking down A choice to rebuild and berated for it Made pariah’s of society, when really the heroes Barriers removed we see the world in all No more ignorance, denial, blame or justification We challenge… Read More Recovery by Alan Wilson
From Alan Wilson My story is a long one, one that I will spare you all today, it is safe to say that I have suffered in many ways. I bounced around the mental health system and moved no further forward, I was rejected by those paid to help me, I felt hopeless and dejected.… Read More AGM 2018: Founder’s Message
So what is Moving Forward really about? It’s about real insight, changing life, belonging to a community within society – membership, continuing support, bottom up design of services, the leadership of peers & personal development towards peer group leadership. In the world of mental health this paradigm is often called “the user movement” with a… Read More One of those paradigms!
Too many businesses and senior managers feel that they must stress their staff to gain more from them. These toxic regimes continuously impress upon their workers that they are inadequate by criticising their performance and often their presence! Often, clumsy performance monitoring systems, the setting of ridiculous “stretch” targets, and inadequately organised systems of work… Read More Are you defining your staff as inadequate?
This photo was taken at today’s Moving Forward group in Kieghley. The level of mutual support, compassion and empathy is something that has to be witnessed. It has been on the go for four years now. There are plans for expansion and growth including starting a women’s group in Bradford which I shall be honoured… Read More A members view..
Real out of control fear due to permanent irrational anxiety. Constant anxiety due to fear, and repeat. It’s not clear where it comes from especially when you are in a benign environment, in your own bed, or amongst friends and family. It makes you hyper-vigilant, ready for bear every waking second, ready for the next… Read More The gnawing fear of an anxious life.