Our writer-in-residence programme launched in January 2019, and aims to support new and existing writers with an interest and experience in mental health to share their knowledge, create new ideas and offer their thoughts on a broad range of issues.

Over time, the Centre hopes to offer a platform to more writers with a diverse range of experiences, ideas and perspectives and reach out to more people to debate about mental health in society.


Mark Brown 

Mark Brown is development director of Social Spider CIC. He is @markoneinfour on twitter. He blogs on mental health, technology and innovation here.




There’s no place like home: housing and mental health


There is no new normal: Brexit and mental health in the UK since 2016


Why do we allow people to go through the problems mental health difficulty causes alone?








What happens when you reach out for mental health advice and there’s nobody there?

Some people have mental health difficulties that don’t go away - so why do we provide care and support that does?

This installment is in 6 parts; you can read them below, or


















Social media and the future of mental health

Read his first piece (in three parts) by clicking on the links below, or







Last updated: 16th January, 2020