Black & Minority Ethnic User-led Perspectives in Mental Health

Survivor Research specialises in foregrounding the perspectives of mental health service users and survivors in the thinking and innovation around mental health, wellbeing and recovery. Our particular expertise lies in bridging the gap between user/survivor advocacy and research/policy. We are particularly interested in making the views and opinions of users and survivors from black and minority ethnic and other marginalised communities an integral and critical part of the overall service user/survivor voice.

We are a group of independent workers offering consultancy services in mental health. We undertake:

  • Research
  • Policy and organisational development
  • Workshop and focus group facilitation
  • Evaluation
  • Service audits
  • Public speaking and writing


Latest News

Call for Papers: Critical Underpinnings of User/Survivor Research and Co-production

We are happy to announce a call for papers for a special edition of the journal Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology focusing on the critical underpinnings of user/survivor research and co-production.

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Update: Inquiry into the 'schizophrenia' label

Preliminary findings show that over 80 per cent of those who gave evidence believe the 'schizophrenia' diagnosis is damaging and dangerous.

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Inquiry set to question 'schizophrenia' label

Is the label 'schizophrenia' stigmatising people or helpting them, a new independent inquiry is set to find out.

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Disability, discrimination and Indian laws

Bhargavi Davar finds that Indian laws and their parameters and language discriminate against people with various kinds of disabilities and not just people of 'unsound mind'.

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Inquiry into acute and crisis care: report

The report of Mind's inquiry into acute and crisis care, Listening to Experience, calls for more humane services.

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Peer support in mental health

The report 'The Freedom to be, the Chance to Dream' calls for preserving the values and ethos underlying user-led peer support in mental health.

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Black women, recovery and resilience

A new report on black women's stories of recovering from mental and emotional distress from the Mental Health Foundation and Survivor Research.

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The Sackcloth Man

sack-cloth manThe Sackcloth Man, a children's book written by Jayasree Kalathil, tells the story of ten-year-old Anu and the Sackclothman and their growing friendship as they help each other make sense of sadness and strength.
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