Heather Cobb. The Courage of Lived Experience
Today, I’m joined by Heather Cobb. Heather is a peer facilitator, poet and trauma survivor. She lives with her partner and an adorable staffordshire bull terrier in Yorkshire, England. Heather’s activism draws on her ongoing recovery from bipolar and childhood sexual abuse; after losing a decade in the psychiatric system, failing to get a degree and hold down paid work, Heather decided to use her lived experience to become a peer facilitator.
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Heather’s activism draws on her ongoing recovery from bipolar and childhood sexual abuse; after losing a decade in the psychiatric system, failing to get a degree and hold down paid work, Heather decided to use her lived experience to become a peer facilitator.
Heather is Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator accredited by the Copeland Centre.
Currently, she facilitates bibliotherapy sessions in NHS inpatient and community settings – using stories, poems, comics and myths to support her peers in defining their struggles and making a recovery.
Heather has never met a hopeless case. She would like you to know that whether recovered or not, you have more to offer the world than you might think.’
In This Episode
- The Words in Mind Bibliotherapy project in Kirklees, Yorkshire
- The Words In Mind Pandemic Podcast
- Heather’s blog: The Mad Covid Project