We are delighted to start our Positive Minds Wellbeing Programme, with monthly resilience sessions, designed especially for the Time To Talk Mental Health peer to peer community, (funded by our award from the Lottery Community Fund).
Resilience Voyage is an organisation that helps people build and maintain resilience by understanding the way we think, feel and behave. They’re passionate about understanding the way that humans think and feel as this underpins everything that we do. When we are able to understand the ‘why’ behind our behaviour we can truly start to make changes to enable us to build our resilience to life.
Meet the team at Resilience Voyage – Stacey and Kerry
Stacey and Kerry started Resilience Voyage 4 years ago, after working their way through their own traumas and adversities which led to mental health issues. Stacey has Borderline Personality Disorder from childhood abuse and neglect and Kerry has Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a domestic violence relationship.
They have both worked in various fields supporting others with their lives in general as well as their mental health. This alongside their own personal experiences has given them a wealth of knowledge, training and qualifications to guide and support others. Before starting Resilience Voyage, Kerry has worked as treatment manager for offending behaviour programmes in a Life Sentence Only Prison, Managed a ‘Behaviour Unit’ in a school and worked as a Targeted Youth Support worker. Stacey’s background is in youth work, where she was running youth clubs, developing workshops for young people, and helping young people in supported living accommodation.
These forthcoming live event series (including two workshops) will run between October 2021 to September 2022.
If you would like to attend these sessions, you can by becoming a member of Time to Talk Mental Health UK, a private and confidential peer to peer Facebook group. Click here to our website to join.
How our brain functions
12 October 2021 from 8pm
Have you ever wondered why we do the things that we do?
Our brain is the area that we often know very little about but is behind absolutely everything that we do. Join us as we explore why we even need to know how our brains work, how it can benefit us, Different areas of our brains and what they do, how this impacts the way that we think, feel and ultimately our behaviour. This is a great starting point if you are considering making changes to the way that you think and feel and what we believe should be the fundamental basics that everyone knows about. No longer is understanding the brain just for the scientists, we keep it snappy, simple and relevant to the area of resilience with no jargon.
Monday 15th November 2021 at 10am
How often do we feel stuck in the mindset that we have, often feeling like there is no way out? Knowing that something is wrong, but not knowing where to start, or maybe sitting in blissful obliviousness, where we convince ourselves, we are fine. What if we told you there was a way to change this but first, we need to recognise if we are stuck. In this live we will tell you about our journey of being stuck, how we recognised this and finally started to move forwards. Within this will be tips on how to recognise if you yourself are stuck and what you can do to start to change that.
Thursday 9th December 2021 at 2pm
During this live, we will explore why we have emotions and how they benefit us. Quite often we can experience extreme emotions and see them as a negative when in fact they are there to help us. We will look at how extreme emotions impact us and what that is trying to tell us to enable us to start to managing those feelings.
Thursday 20th January 2022 at 8pm
Shame can massively impact a lot of peoples lives, however quite often we are unaware that shame is the underpinning issue. In this live we will discuss what shame is, how this differs from similar emotions, why we feel shame and the impact this can have on our lives if left to fester. We will share how shame has impacted our own lives and how we started to combat this overwhelming feeling.
Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 11am
We can often feel overwhelmed by many different things, such as our past, life situations, relationships, and emotions to name a few. However how do we manage this? Where do we start? We will be discussing how when things get overwhelming they can massively impact all areas of our lives with some hints and tips of how we can reduce overwhelm.
Monday 21st March 2022 at 3pm – Validation
In this live we will be discussing what is validation? What are our experiences of validation (giving and receiving), Where does our lack of validation come from, How can we bring more of this into our lives and how that can benefit us and others.
Friday 8th April 2022 at 10am – Communication
Communication is something that we need to do quite often, but can be something that we can all struggle with at times or in certain situations. In this live we will explore how to communicate to enable us to get support. We will be highlighting areas that we can sometimes not consider but that can massively impact our ability to communicate, such as non-verbal cues.
May 2022 (date and time to be confirmed at a later date)
This live is all about the importance of healthy relationships. We will explore how we can identify toxic relationships, and how they can impact us as well as how we can start to enforce healthy boundaries.
June 2022 (date and time to be confirmed at a later date)
We will be sharing our journey with therapy, how this has benefitted us as well as some of the struggles we have had along the way. We will briefly explore the different types of therapy and how you can access these services.
Monday 18th July 2022 at 8pm
In this live we will explore what healing is and how this looks in real life. We will share our healing and discuss how different that can look for each individual person.
Aug 2022 (date and time to be confirmed at a later date)
Have you ever been told that you need to forgive to move on? Well, we are here to tell you that you Don’t have to, however forgiveness still does play a role in moving forwards but maybe not in the way you think. We will share our journeys with forgiveness as well as looking at how everyone can find their own way to incorporate this into their healing journey.
Wednesday 14th September 2022 at 10am
This will be an accumulation of everything that we have discussed in these lives, to look at how we can move forwards from where we currently are.