Centre for Mental Health is pleased to be involved in the Mental Health Collective’s pioneering new Fellowship programme to create a new platform for debating mental health issues from a wide range of perspectives.

The Fellowship brings together people with a wide range of expertise from both personal and professional experience of mental health. It aims to create a different, and wider-ranging, conversation about mental health by valuing lived experience and convening spaces where different kinds of knowledge and understanding can be shared. The Centre’s Sarah Hughes and Andy Bell are among the first members of the Fellowship.

Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today: “The Fellowship is a brilliant initiative that will help to bring about a different kind of conversation about mental health: one that values knowledge from all kinds of disciplines, perspectives and backgrounds, and that avoids privileging some kinds of experiences over others.

“From our peer research projects to our guest blogs and videos, Centre for Mental Health seeks to bring more diverse and challenging views and voices to bear on mental health policy and practice. We seek to spark social change from the experiences of people who have not traditionally been listened to. We are therefore delighted to be involved in the Fellowship and look forward to working with a growing group of people who seek to bring about large-scale, long-term change in mental health policy and practice.”

Centre for Mental Health seeks to bring more diverse and challenging views and voices to bear on mental health policy and practice. We seek to spark social change from the experiences of people who have not traditionally been listened to.

To find out more about the Mental Health Collective Fellowship click here.