‘I really like to do this’ ‘I’d love to do that’ ‘I really need to do that’ but I just don’t have time. It’s something we give to others over ourselves every day… Because we’ve been raised to believe it’s a good way, and the right, way to live.
But as life speeds up, it’s time to slow down, just a little bit. Because we matter, and we can’t help people if we’re burned out and broken. One in three people, has, or is, living with mental health problems and mental illness. A third of people here now. Maybe, you are. Don’t be ashamed, I am.
This interactive session will give you exactly that. Time. Time to focus on the most important thing in your life – you. Don’t for one second think this is selfish. This is a concept so many people struggle with – that and guilt. Thinking about yourself, what you want, and what you need, is why you’re here. Why I’m here. Together we’ll scratch the surface of the most important things:
- Your personal and private side
- Money, because it’s important
- Your social side
- Dependencies and addiction
- You, just you.
And my hope, is that you go away thinking more about them, and more about you.
There is, in truth, no way this can be covered in one short session. The reality is even a day of workshops would only just start to address this. But today, when you leave, my hope is that you’ll start to think differently. And you’ll also leave with some resources you can use.
Who should attend?
Anyone, anyone at all. Home life is busier. Working environments are more demanding and stressful than ever. Money is tighter. And the reality is, there’s no visible end to the pandemic.
It’s never been more important to give ourselves time and space to think. To care about ourselves and look after ourselves.
Stephen Gillatt is a housing practitioner with a decade of sector experience. Half of this was within income recovery, which saw the introduction of Universal Credit. Stephen is author of a book about fatherhood and mental health. He lives with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar ii, and is YMHFA trained. He has appeared in national and local press talking about mental health. Stephen uses his blend of professional and lived experience to open up subjects and ideas which people find uncomfortable and talks in a way which makes them feel more comfortable.
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