Leading experts and writers came together to share their knowledge and own personal experiences of mental illness at conference last week.
Welling-based charity Bridge helps support 1,000 people a year with a range of services.
For 30 years the charity has provided a pathway for people struggling with long-term mental health problems.
At its anniversary conference last week, the audience heard from campaigners and health experts.
“Progress is happening in the field of mental health and wellbeing, but it is very slow” said Bridge CEO Raymond Sheehy.
“However there are some very important practical things you can do to help people with mental health problems, like really listening to them and treating them like human beings rather a diagnosis.