Are you into social enterprise? Charities and local authorities? Heritage?
Come and work with us and our partners the Norfolk Record Office to plan the future of our fascinating Change Minds mental health and archives project.
What is Change Minds?
Change Minds is a unique heritage, creative, wellbeing project engaging those living with mental health problems. Participants use historical archives to research and develop creative responses to the lives of asylum patients in the past, developing a deeper understanding of their own experience along the way.
Each Change Minds project is based on partnership between an archive service and a local mental health provider, supported by the expertise of the Change Minds Hub; thereby ensuring that this richly rewarding experience is open to those who will benefit the most.
Led by an archive service with input from archivists, conservators, volunteers and creative facilitators, participants learn new skills, connect with, and support each other, visit a historical site, and develop new outlooks. All of which supports the Change Minds ethos, based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice and Give.
“For me, it’s a highlight of the week when I can get here, but it’s such an open and understanding group and that’s what keeps drawing you back, as well as trying to get I guess into the head of someone who’s gone through that lived experience in a historical way of mental health.” (Change Minds Participant)
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