Fellows of the Mental Health Collective, 2021

This New Year’s Day, we are delighted to announce that the following people have been recognised as Fellows of the Mental Health Collective: Harry Baker-Smith FMHCMajella Greene FMHCMatthew McStravick FMHCNatalie Creary FMHCSarah Cavendish FMHCShubulade Smith FMHCStephanie Hatch FMHC For more information about the fellowship, see here.

MHC Director recognised in Leading Lights awards

Mental Health Collective Director Dr Amy Pollard has been named in 2020 Kindness & Leadership, 50 Leading Lights UK list. ✨ The business world is quick to praise leaders of profitable and productive workplaces. But these celebrations often overlook the role played by kindness. The Leading Lights list places kindness firmly at the centre of anyContinue reading “MHC Director recognised in Leading Lights awards”

The #KindnessByPost Zine is here!

Today is World Kindness Day, and marks a year to the day that we first tested our prototype technology for #KindnessByPost. In a whirlwind twelve months, we grown to become the UK’s leading random acts of kindness exchange! To celebrate this remarkable journey, we’ve put together a Zine which tells the story of #KindnessByPost soContinue reading “The #KindnessByPost Zine is here!”

Fellows of the Mental Health Collective, 2020

This New Year’s Day, we are delighted to announce that the following people have been recognised as Fellows of the Mental Health Collective: Akiko Hart FMHC Alex Ruck Keene FMHC Andy Pakula FMHC Anna Warhurst FMHC Bethan Buswell FMHC Bryn Lloyd-Evans FMHC Darren Springer FMHC Dinesh Bhugra FMHC Gavin Atkins FMHC Gemma Bowden FMHC GillContinue reading “Fellows of the Mental Health Collective, 2020”

OpenCredo bring the power of tech to Mental Health Collective’s Kindness-by-Post project

At Mental Health Collective we have been blessed with support from an incredible range of people.  Achieving our mission as a new not-for-profit is a challenging (if wonderful!) business, and for me, it sometimes feels like climbing a mountain. We’ve been incredibly fortunate so far.  At those moments when the climb has taken its tollContinue reading “OpenCredo bring the power of tech to Mental Health Collective’s Kindness-by-Post project”

Volunteering opportunities: Kindness-By-Post Student Champions

We are currently recruiting for student volunteers to join our team of Kindness-by-Post Champions.  The Mental Health Collective’s Kindness-by-Post project enables strangers to exchange homemade cards with messages of goodwill, kindness and encouragement at difficult moments in the year.  It works like a great big secret santa, for messages of goodwill.  We ran this schemeContinue reading “Volunteering opportunities: Kindness-By-Post Student Champions”

Mental Health Collective’s Media Manager, Cal Strode, gives evidence in Parliament

It was an incredibly proud moment yesterday, watching Cal Strode, Mental Health Collective’s Media Manager, give evidence in Parliament to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. The committee was chaired by Chuka Umunna MP, and includes Wera Hobhouse MP and Dr Paul Williams MP. Cal gave evidence from our report, co-authored with 34Continue reading “Mental Health Collective’s Media Manager, Cal Strode, gives evidence in Parliament”

Mental Health Collective Fellows, Kate King and Steve Gilbert, recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

We are absolutely bursting with pride to announce that two of Mental Health Collective’s Fellows, Kate King FMHC and Steve Gilbert FMHC, have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to mental health and mental health legislative reform. Steve and Kate are inspirational figures in the mental health world, who draw on theirContinue reading “Mental Health Collective Fellows, Kate King and Steve Gilbert, recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List”

Work experience opportunities for 14, 15 and 16 year olds in North London

The Mental Health Collective is looking for 14, 15 and 16 year olds who live in striking distance of Crouch End (North London), and would like to get some work experience in our non-profit mental health organisation. The work experience sessions will happen on Sundays, late afternoon, in March and early April.  We’ve designed theseContinue reading “Work experience opportunities for 14, 15 and 16 year olds in North London”

Very positive evaluation for Living Advent Calendar

Opening up the survey results with feedback on your own projects is always a slighting anxiety inducing experience. But in all my time as a researcher, I can’t remember a more lovely surprise than when I opened up the file to see what participants thought of our Living Advent Calendar project. The project gets volunteers fromContinue reading “Very positive evaluation for Living Advent Calendar”