Mission Statement: Inspiring Change through Compassionate Connection
Vision Statement: A society in which every human being feels respected, cared for and heard, creative expression is honoured and compassion, equity and peace are prioritised above all else.
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Hope in the Heart is a UK-based social enterprise that seeks to improve mental health and wellbeing and inspire positive change in individuals, communities and the wider world through creative workshops, training, resources and events. We value the expertise gained through lived experience, and the importance of prioritising relationships over systems. All Hope in the Heart's staff and directors have lived experience of mental health and associated issues, and this informs all areas of our work.
Our Aims are to: Facilitate personal change for a richer, more meaningful life. Our workshops and courses seek to improve mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing by illustrating the remarkable capacity of the human spirit to triumph over adversity, helping participants to reach beyond perceived limitations, and to nurture positive change on their own terms.
Challenge attitudes that set people apart We challenge division and discrimination and celebrate humanity’s rich diversity, common challenges, values and virtues. We encourage participants to recognise and strive for the essential goals of personal, community and global peace and justice. We encourage co-production and reconciliation between service-providers and experts by experience.
Demonstrate and celebrate positive change We identify, highlight and connect with positive change taking place individually,locally and globally, and the “ordinary” people behind the change. Thus we challenge the frequent media-fueled perception of the world as a dark and hopeless place.
Inspire participantsto take positive action to be part of the change We empower participants to remember that this is their world, connect with both the local and international community uniting to create positive change, and begin to take effective action as part of this community.
Our Inspiration Hope in the Heart is inspired by a wide variety of people who have faced challenges and moved forward to live fuller and more effective lives, often contributing to their community and enriching the world as a direct result of the adversity they've experienced. We have created links with such people globally, learning from their examples as change-makers, in their own lives and the wider world.
Hope in the Heart's founder, Tam Martin Fowles, has created The AccepTTranscend Model for Transformation, a six-stage programme offering practical and achievable stages towards transformation for anyone willing to take that first step. AccepTTranscend has been used successfully on several continents with participants from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.