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Our vision is the radical transformation of mental health service delivery for excluded young people who offend or are at risk of offending. Our mission is to take mental health services out of the clinic and into the community with young people for young people. For mental health to be at the heart of all interventions and services for excluded young people. To effectively campaign for recognition that serious youth violence is a mental health issue as much as a justice one.
Men’s Health Forum
The Men's Health Forum is a charity that works to improve men's health services and the health of men. There is an urgent need to tackle the unnecessarily and unacceptably poor health and wellbeing of men and boys. The health of the whole population should be improved through an approach that takes full account of the needs of both sexes. Men and boys should be able to live healthy and fulfilling lives, whatever their backgrounds.
Mental Health Foundation
We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity. We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK providing the evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier.
MH Providers Forum
MHPF is a platform which represents its membership, facilitating collaborative and co-operative partnerships across the voluntary and community mental health sector. It is an organisation which promotes innovation, working to shape and grow the market, influence and evidence best practice and achieve the best possible outcomes for individuals.
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)
The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is an independent mental health service user/survivor led organisation. The network was set up by service users to build a more united and confident mental health service user movement.
New Elephant Open Network
New Elephant Open Network (NEON) was established to ensure that the creativity of local people has an influence on the redevelopment and regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area. The New Elephant Open Network was established in 2001 as a network of people living/working/studying at the Elephant & Castle who are concerned that the arts, heritage and culture should be at the heart of the regeneration of the area.
NSUN network for mental health is an independent, service-user-led charity that connects people with experience of mental health issues to give us a stronger voice in shaping policy and services.
PALS- Patient advice and liasion service
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers. You can find officers from PALS in your local hospital.
Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman
We’re a free and independent service, set up by Parliament. Our role is to investigate complaints that individuals have been treated unfairly or have received poor service from government departments and other public organisations and the NHS in England.
PB Partners
Participatory Budgeting (PB) allows local people to decide over issues that matter to them. Helping them understand public spending, put forward their own ideas, and vote on them. Allowing people a bigger role in delivering services too, and in checking how well public money is spent.
The Philadelphia Association was founded in 1965 by RD Laing and others to challenge accepted ways of understanding and treating mental and emotional suffering.
Ramblers – Get Walking Keep Walking
The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot. We’re an association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and also to ensure that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking.
Relatives & Residents Association
The Relatives & Residents Association is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home. We support people by giving them the information they need to make confident and informed choices – whether about selecting a care home, paying for care, adjusting to being in care, or complaining about the quality of care they, or a relative or friend, are receiving. We also speak out on behalf of a sector which, very often, is unable to speak out for itself.
Respond- from Hurting to Healing
We aim to make a real difference to people with learning disabilities by providing effective and flexible support to help them to improve their lives. Respond exists in order to lessen the effect of trauma and abuse on people with learning disabilities their families and supporters.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry.
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. We are a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.
South London and Maudsley Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a freephone telephone service where you can get advice and information about our services. PALS can help resolve any problems you might have, whether you’re a patient, carer or member of the public.

You can contact PALS by the free phone telephone number 0800 731 2864 or by email at
Promoting, providing and enabling best practice in mental health service user and carer involvement in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark and beyond. "A powerful weapon for positive change, engaged in the front lines of extending opportunities, improving services, and transforming lives."
Southwark & Lambeth Integrated Care
Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care is a partnership between local GPs, the three local NHS Foundation Hospital Trusts.
Community Southwark is working with local partners around Southwark to create local Community Action Networks. The ultimate aim of Community Action Networks are to equip individuals with the tools and resources that they need so that they can get more involved in their area.