Did you know? Thanks to your purchases, over 500 free books have been distributed from profits of book sales to mental health services, charities and individuals in need.
Our ‘Pocket Books of Hope and Transformation’ series are aimed at providing hope and encouraging people to re-think mental distress as a potential catalyst for positive change.
The main aim of our Kinda Proud book series is to decrease stigma, improve wellbeing and influence the saving of lives through providing a more compassionate and positive conceptual framework for emotional distress.
This project is unique because each Pocket Book of Hope has its own KindaProud Rep; a Peer who has personal experience of the theme of that specific book in which they tell their own story and encourage others to join them in doing the same.
We use all proceeds from book sales to provide free books to hospital wards and mental health facilities throughout the UK and Internationally, in order to inject much–needed hope for someone during their most difficult times
We have so far shared the stories of 86 people through a previously funded project and published 5 titles:-
-Emerging Proud through Trauma and Abuse
-Emerging Proud through Suicide
-Emerging Proud through Disordered Eating, Poor Body Image and Low Self-Esteem
-Emerging Proud through NOTEs (Non-Ordinary Transcendental Experiences – often labelled as Psychosis)
-Emerging Proud through Eye Sight Loss
Titles already in progress are:-
-Muslims Emerging Proud through Mental Distress
We were delighted when our project was recognised by a Researcher at Nottingham University and we were asked to partner with them in their study about the impact of sharing narratives. The personal stories collected through our work with people with lived experience are now contributing to the NEON Programme: a 5 year academic research study being conducted by Nottingham University, which is aimed at understanding how recovery narratives (personal stories of mental health problems and recovery) can be of benefit to people with mental distress – those who tell their stories and those who hear them – and is ultimately looking to inform mental health practitioners regarding their treatment of people with a more trauma- informed (humane) approach.
Do you have a personal story that you are longing to share in your own memoir?
Find out how to get published through Emerging Proud Press and receive 100% royalties from your book sales HERE
Today is World Mental Health Day, do you bit and BUY A BOOK AND YOUR PURCHASE WILL HELP US TO DISTRIBUTE MORE FREE BOOKS TO THOSE IN NEED OF A POSITIVE MESSAGE OF HOPE
Wishing you all well during these crazy times,