Helping people experiencing mental and emotional distress, and those who support them, to make informed and empowered choices about the kinds of support they want, by exploring various ways of understanding mental and emotional distress, and by helping to influence the types of support and information that are available.
Our Strategic Areas Of Activity
In order to achieve our mission and objectives we will engage in the following five strategic areas of activity:
Researching and evaluating new and existing safe spaces, and alternative frameworks for understanding mental and emotional distress, particularly our Five stage road map
Working with emerging and existing safe spaces aligned with our ethos to increase the number and types of safely held spaces available
Collaborating with people and organisations aligned with our ethos to explore and influence: attitudes, beliefs and frameworks for understanding mental and emotional distress, and mental health related service design and delivery
Developing and publicising as widely as possible a comprehensive, experiencer-evaluated database of safe, compassionate and empowering physical and virtual spaces, appropriate for the different stages of journeys through mental and emotional distress
Evolving our approach on an ongoing basis in response to the voices of key stakeholders, our own and others’ research, and changes in mental health related legislation, policy and practices