ISEN was established to act as a ‘collaboration magnet’ to the incredible support networks that offer vital support to people in crisis around the world. These organisations often operate in isolation and, over the last year or so, it has become very evident what benefits are to be gained through coming together to share ideas, resources, wisdom and to provide mutual support for each other.
This is why ISEN is happy to support #Emerging Proud; with the aim to act as a bridging campaign for all organisations who wish to see a positive transformation in mental health services. A campaign that considers the old paradigm of mental distress as an incurable illness as outdated and recognises the need to evolve into a more positive message of recovery and hope; and that these extremely challenging experiences can actually be a catalyst for positive growth if framed that way.
ISEN aims to support the collaboration of organisations supporting people through challenging transformation processes in exactly this way, and supports the message of the campaign that there is deep meaning and wisdom in psychological trauma.
This campaign is happening is because so many incredible people are passionate about creating positive change for others going through mental distress, and ISEN is excited to be not only supporting, but an integral part of hosting the main event in London on the 12th May (see here for further information: www.emergingproud.com/events )
The day will provide an opportunity for collaboration and bridging between organisations and individuals at an international level; with Open Space discussions and grassroots initiatives for change being born in 8 locations all around the world. These Open Spaces will provide the opportunity to harness the passion and wisdom of those who have been affected by trauma and who have emerged through the experience stronger and with a desire to create change.
The International harvest gleaned from the day will produce a report on the collective action points from around the globe to be shared with everyone attending in every country, and ISEN is committed to ensuring that those action points are carried through. Our hope is that many people will not only benefit from being part of the day, but may leave being part of something bigger that is set to grow.
The ISEN team, (Katie, Rozalia, Matthew and Ali), look forward to seeing you in London for the International Launch of #Emerging Proud on the 12th May 2017 to see what exciting developments the Universe has in store for us all to unfold!