Well Aware Conference

Good morning lovely people.

We are sad to announce that the Well Aware Conference is being rescheduled and will not now take place on the 24th of March.

As you are aware the serious health concerns posed by the corona virus mean it is best that we do not gather in numbers, and as such, a conference in a College of Further Education is not the best idea at the moment.

However, the subject of the conference is important and this is a conversation that needs to happen, so we will be looking at other ways to talk and agree action over the coming weeks in preparation for when we can all be together again, face to face.

Can we take this opportunity to raise awareness of the serious levels of mental and emotional distress that this virus is causing.  We are campaigning hard to stop the over use of "social isolation" as a term.  We need to maintain a physical distance to protect people, but we must deepen and extend our social connections so that we do not feel alone in this, and do not leave anyone behind. 

We have amazing resources and capacity in each other.  Love and kindness are vital in this situation, please use every possible method to connect safely with one another.  Please don't use the "social isolation" term if you can avoid it, reschedule rather than cancel, and if you have to cancel, please direct people to other options that are still available.

I am attaching a link to Maff Potts speaking at the 2019 Meaning Conference, if you can't see him in person, then at least you can get a falvour of the man from this

Please watch, enjoy and join the Camerados

And finally, please stay in touch and use the Hartlepool Mind web site, facebook and Twitter accounts to find out about continuing services - we may be doing things a little differently but we will not be closing! we will continue to be here for those who need us and to offer practical help and support. 

Sending love and best wishes to you all

An event exploring wellbeing for all, alternatives to current crisis services for those in distress and how we can all build kinder and more "Well Aware" communities.


Maff Potts of the Camerados will be speaking, alongside others with a range of relevant experiences. There will then be time for everyone to share their understanding and ideas towards practical ways to build well being for all and the best ways to support ourselves and others through the most difficult times.


EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED - But presentations from the day will be available on this site after the event, along with a report of findings and any agreed future actions


Tue, 24 March 2020

10:00 – 15:00 GMT



Hartlepool College of Further Education

Stockton Street


TS24 7NT