Journey of Hope is a community forum on living mentally well that takes place every Winter. The event offers an opportunity to interact with mental health and community leaders, learn about local resources and, best of all, to celebrate hope.
ELEANOR LONGDEN | Award-Winning Psychology Postgraduate and Experienced Keynote Speaker
Dr. Eleanor Longden is a National Institute of Health Research postdoctoral fellow based at the Psychosis Research Unit in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Dr. Longden draws on her own experiences of recovery from trauma and psychosis to promote person-centered approaches to complex mental health problems that emphasize the lived experience and expertise of individuals more fully, and has been commended for this work with a Deputy Prime Minister’s Mental Health Hero Award. Her specialist research interests are the associations between voice hearing, trauma, and dissociation and she has published and lectured internationally on these issues, including events for the World Health Organization, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the American Psychological Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Psychological Society. Her TED talk on voice hearing was named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the ‘20 Online Talks That Could Change Your Life’ and has since been viewed over 4m times and translated into 37 languages. She is the author of Learning from the Voices in my Head (TED Books, New York: 2013).
Check out her 2013 TED Talk to find out more about Dr. Longden's lived experience with mental illness and journey to recovery: