Aims, Vision and Values

Our vision is of a sustainable, socially inclusive and compassionate community that enable people to recover and develop positive mental health and well-being for all.

In our vision of the future, people with experience of mental distress can expect to lead fuller and healthier lives and to be treated equally and with dignity and respect.

Our purpose is to meet the needs and ambitions of people with experience of mental distress, to empower in making choices that will improve health and emotional well-being and lead towards a personal and continuing recovery journey.

Our values

  • We believe that people experiencing mental distress have the right to participate in full and valued lives within society
  •  Our ethos sits with the principles of the Recovery movement. Recovery is about whole lives and providing opportunities for people to explore all facets of themselves, placing them firmly at the centre of making choices that enable them to make the most of their lives.
  • Our central ambition is to rekindle hope providing a positive response to an individual’s problems and to open routes to personal recovery, growth and well-being, while accepting and accounting for continuing difficulty and disability.
  • We value people for who they are, treating all equally and with dignity and respect and embracing diversity. We have an open door policy for everyone, whether or not they use other mental health services.
  • We believe in a culture of openness, participation, involvement, cooperation and coproduction so that our members, staff, volunteers and partners may work together to bring about the changes needed to make our vision a reality