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Collaborations

We are part of a social movement for change.  This means that we collaborate with like-minded people and organisations.  If you are interested in collaborating we would love to hear from you.

 

We believe that the current systems for mental health and the wider health, social care and public sector systems that treat or work with people experiencing difficulties with their mental health need to change to be fit for purpose.

Here are some of our collaborations:

Compassionate Mental Health

Compassionate Mental Health organises events throughout the UK, that all have a focus on calling for a more compassionate, trauma informed approach to mental distress. Ultimately the hope is to inspire a more wholesome approach to psychiatry, with safe, healing mental health services that people want to use when they are in crisis.

A key message of all Compassionate Mental Health events is choice not coercion – compassion not control, and the understanding that a mental health crisis can become a meaningful turning point and catalyst for change. Along with many other critical voices – Compassionate Mental Health are calling for a radical shift in the way we understand mental health, changing the script, challenging stigma and raising expectations.

Find out more here.

A Disorder for Everyone

A Disorder for Everyone organises one day events throughout the UK for anyone who is interested in current debates around mental health. It aims to attract psychologists, counsellors, service users, psychotherapists, mental health support professionals, psychiatrists, people with lived experience, managers and individuals with a personal interest. It is a chance to discuss the critical questions of the day around the biomedical model used in mental health. A Disorder For Everyone’s first event took place in Birmingham in October 2016 and is still running one day events throughout the UK.

The events offer a fantastic collection of contributors which is growing continuously as it makes its way around the country and gains popularity. The event is committed to opening up this discussion as much as possible and there seems to be plenty of evidence that people are eager to get involved.

Find out more here.

Mayday Trust

Mayday are passionate about reconstructing the system to work for people going through tough times such as homelessness, leaving prison, care or coming out of psychiatric hospital.

Mayday provides direct support through its radical Personal Transitions Service (PTS), which works with people going through tough times, providing strength based and personalised support. Alongside the PTS, Mayday also provide housing in Northamptonshire, Oxford and Westminster through their Housing Transitions Service.

Find out about Mayday’s Personal Transition Services and Wisdom from the Street.

More collaborations coming soon.