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Support Group: ACE Club, Ghajnsielem, Gozo

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What do we want? A Self-help and Support Group!

The aim of Pharos as an NGO is the empowerment of people who are overcoming life challenges and who have experienced difficulties with moods, thoughts or feelings. The intended result is a Recovery College where people can learn from their experiences. In addition, they can inspire […]

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Media Library

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Media Library

As it says on the tin, this is a media library related to Pharos: our (pre) history, how we got to this point, current media mentions and the like.

These files are free to download, use, and redistribute; with accreditation to either the file creator or to Pharos in the absence of any […]

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Pharos: our meaning and purpose

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Pharos is a recovery-focussed project, based in Gozo, to provide help and hope – in an educational setting – to people suffering from mental health or emotional challenges, also reaching out to their friends, families, carers, and professionals involved in their care.

The aim is to set up a Recovery College. This would help people […]

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About PHAROS

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About Pharos:

PHAROS is a project, based in Gozo, to provide help and hope – in an educational setting – to people suffering from mental health or emotional challenges, also reaching out to their friends, families, carers, and professionals involved in their care.

What is “Help and hope – in an educational setting?”

The aim […]

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What is Spirituality?

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Spirituality is not the sole (soul?) preserve of any particular religious belief or tradition. Although culture and beliefs can play a part, every person can have their own unique experience of spirituality.

Many people are interested in discovering:

How spirituality can make a difference when experiencing mental distress How to explore spirituality and the experience […]

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What is Mental Health Recovery?

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I used to think that mental health recovery was something of a pipe dream, having seen:

my mother dying twenty years too soon[i] after 35 years of mind-numbing, heavy-duty, major tranquillisers to control her diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. my grandmother succumbing slowly to the irreversible and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is Alzheimer’s disease. far too […]

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What is Mindfulness?

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Adrenochrome (c) Ian Springham 2008

Definition of Mindfulness

The best definition of mindfulness that I have encountered describes it thus: “Awareness of present experience with acceptance and compassion.”

Description of Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is essentially a practice, which has been in use for hundreds of years, in various religious and spiritual traditions. Modern research […]

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What is Wellbeing?

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What is Wellbeing? Wellbeing is a general term for the condition of an individual or group, for example their social, economic, psychological, spiritual or medical state; high wellbeing means that, in some sense, the individual or group’s experience is positive, while low wellbeing is associated with negative happenings.

Wellbeing is also the process that gives […]

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