“A Positive Journey” (APJ), through European cooperation, will address Stigma that disadvantaged groups face in their life’s journey – it will demonstrate that there is life beyond disadvantage. Partners from UK, Greece, Lithuania and Italy will exchange best practice and create a media and communication learning toolkit to help tackle stigma.
- APJ will empower target groups in having a voice to record their recovery from whatever challenges they are facing or have faced in their life’s journey
- APJ will provide an online platform to engage those who are, or at risk of, social exclusion to give them the opportunity to highlight their achievements in overcoming their personal challenges
- Each partner will engage 12 disadvantage learners who will create the positive journeys using positive images: – this will include poetry, art, music, articles, videos and any means that they wish to learn to use to promote their positive journey
- Participants will develop a variety of skills and also gain confidence in promoting their achievements that will be used to inspire others (for example, within PADMA’s Recovery College) to follow in their path and also to help participants re-engage in informal and formal learning in the future as a consequence of increased levels of confidence.
The project will:
• Lead to increase levels of confidence and self esteem
• Directly address stigma
• Increase media and communication skills for target group
• Address social anxiety and provide a platform where participants can voice their successes
• Share best practice from EU partners in working with all media and communication platforms
• Service users will speak about their experience at respective partner workshops, both during, and after project completion.
For positive journey stories please look under the tab: My Positive Journey