When people come to our groups or services, we let them know:
You can help others as well as yourself
Helping others can be a path toward wellbeing. Our members take leadership roles in running our groups and services and everyone plays a role in deciding how our services run.
You can live the life you want
People with mental health issues are no different from anyone else. This includes their ability to live the life they want. We provide just enough support to help someone take the next step to supporting themselves.
You are the one who makes the difference
The main agent of change in anyone’s life is always themselves. No-one can make someone else recover. We aim to create the right environment for people to find their own way toward wellbeing.
We always strive to be:
We have a number of ways for you to get in touch.
Find out more about what groups we have available.
The 5 areas that facilitate change
We concentrate on five main areas of focus that make a difference. Research has shown that each of these areas is correlated to mental health and recovery. However, we do not discriminate between what is good for people with mental health diagnoses in comparison to everyone else. We believe that the following principles apply to everyone.
1. A focus on people’s assets and skills
2. A focus on social inclusion and positive relationships
3. A focus on personal development and skills
4. Person Centred Recovery
5. Co-production and Involvement
How Change Happens
Each of these areas brings change in itself. However they also work together. BowHaven strives to incorporate each of these areas in combination and at different times.
Change happens when people start to feel listened to and respected. It is an ongoing process toward wellbeing. These principles are guidelines for this to happen. Everyone in BowHaven is involved in creating this, in themselves and others.
BowHaven is a registered charity (no:1114194) and limited company (no:5756374).