People can be more than their past. Let's tackle stigma towards ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction.
Most of us have faced challenges in our lives. And we have felt the satisfaction and self-respect that comes from confronting and overcoming them. But some challenges are so deep and painful that they can affect our entire lives. Childhood neglect or abuse, drug or alcohol addiction, mental health problems, homelessness or criminality. The shame and powerlessness they cause can be paralysing. The good news is that anyone, whatever their past, has the courage and capacity to turn their life around, and achieve great things. And that is what The Forward Trust’s More Than My Past campaign is all about! Get inspired with our life stories today, or find out how you can get involved.