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Useful Resources


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Its mission is to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Addiction Center

The mission of is to equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Creative Access

The mission of Creative Access is to help under-represented communities enter the creative industries and thrive when they get in.

Creative Access is a social enterprise and works with organisations committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations across the whole creative industries.

Desperate Art Wives

Desperate Art Wives (DAW) is a collective of female artists including mothers and women who have other caring responsibilities. DAW is a space for activism and motherhood. The collective produces group shows, protest-like subversive takeovers in public spaces as well as gallery spaces, performance events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that challenge the status quo, and open up the lives of women around the world.

Fawcett Society

Fawcett campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

Hearing Voices Network

If you hear voices HVN can help. Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who hear voices. Its reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but HVN’s research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma. HVN offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

Heart N Soul

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company and charity. It believes in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities, providing opportunities for people to discover, develop and share this power and talent as widely as possible.

Idle Women

Idle Women is an arts, environment and social justice collaboration founded by artists in 2015 and based in Accrington, Lancashire.

Inc Arts

Inc Arts is a not for profit limited company whose mission is to diversify the workforce of the creative and cultural sector.

It works across advocacy, talent development and business development with a focus on the 'teams behind the scenes': those who work in roles off-stage, supporting the creative talent. Inc Arts works across performing arts (music, dance, theatre), visual arts and heritage (museums and archives).

Inc Arts Minds

Ethnically diverse people – whether they are of African or Asian diasporas, or anywhere else in the world – are seriously affected by the attitudes and behaviours of others.

Mad Covid

Mad COVID is a shared space for grassroots mental health survivor / service user projects that started during the COVID19 pandemic. Mad COVID is an intersectional ally group who understand that injustices within mental health services policy, funding, access and treatment are paralleled by those in wider society; racism, anti-blackness, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, islamophobia, ableism, fat-phobia and more besides.

Mad Love: A Designer Asylum

The project is bringing together people with and without mental health experiences, mental health professionals and academics, artists and designers and more. The aim is to begin to understand the power relations between patient and staff, lived expert and academic expert, artist and audience, neuro-diverse and neuro-typical… and start making positive change.

Mad in America

This site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, stories of recovery, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.

Maternal Journal

Maternal Journal uses creative journaling to help restore some balance around the new feelings and challenges experienced, both physically and emotionally, through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood.

It is based on the idea that by setting up a regular creative practice, all types of mothers and parents can allow themselves time and space to record and reflect on their experiences – both happy moments and tougher times.

Mental Health Alliance

A coalition working to secure improved mental health legislation.

Mental Health Foundation

We exist to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. We bring together teams that undertake research, develop services, design training, influence policy and raise public awareness within one organisation.  We are keen to tackle difficult issues and try different approaches, many of them led by mental health service users.

Mental Spaghetti

Mental Spaghetti is a platform for the arts in mental health community. Its goal is to act as an anchor point and sign-post for a network of internet users to come together online to discuss, view and share their artwork.


Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

National Paranoia Network

The National Paranoia Network aims to raise awareness of how disabling paranoia can be and to breakdown social taboos. The Network runs training sessions globally to professional bodies and all interested parties on how to understand a person’s paranoia and help them make sense of it.

National Self Harm Network

Resources and information for people who self-injure for health and mental health professionals,friends, relatives and advocates.

Outside In

Outside In was founded in 2006 and is a national charity that aims to provide a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. Outside In’s work covers three main areas: Artist development, exhibitions and training. These activities, supported by fundraising and communications, all aim to create a fairer art world by supporting artists, creating opportunities and influencing arts organisations.

PACE Promoting Lesbian and Gay Health and Wellbeing

PACE is London’s leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Pregnant Then Screwed

Pregnant Then Screwed is a charity dedicated to ending the systemic, cultural and institutional discrimination faced by thousands of pregnant women and mothers every year.


Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.


Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service. Samaritans Vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.

Sour Lemons

Sour Lemons addresses the lack of diverse leadership in the cultural, creative and social sectors. At the heart of Sour Lemons is the belief that any disadvantage in life can become an advantage.

The Art Working Parents Alliance

A nation-wide network open to all parents working in the art world, mothers, fathers and others. AWP can be used in many ways – as a social network for those with young children; as a matching service for mentoring; as a hive mind to be turned to for advice and expertise; and as a campaigning group working to make the art world a better place for parents to work.

The Feminist Library

The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of feminist literature, particularly Women’s Liberation Movement materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s. It supports research, activist and community projects in this field.

The Library is an autonomous feminist community space. It is trans-inclusive, welcomes visitors of any gender, does not require registration or membership, and provides an intersectional, non-sectarian space for the exploration of feminism.

The Women's Library

The Women’s Library collection tells the story of the campaign for women’s rights and women’s equality from the beginnings of the suffrage movement to the present day. The collection includes UNESCO-recognised documents, rare books, and objects such as original suffrage banners. The majority of the material dates from the late 19th century to present day and the focus is mainly UK. Digitised items are available to read on the LSE’s Digital Library.

The Women’s Art Library

The Women's Art Library began as an artists' initiative that developed into an arts organisation publishing catalogues and books as well as a magazine from the early 1980s to 2002. The main purpose was to provide a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work. The WAL continues to collect slides, artist statements, exhibition ephemera, catalogues, and press material in addition to audio and videotapes, photographs and CD-Roms and welcomes donations from women artists to develop its collection.

The Wow Foundation

The WOW Foundation exists to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is desirable, possible and urgently required.

Time to Change

Inspiring people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.


#WeShallNotBeRemoved is a UK disability arts alliance formed as an emergency response to the pandemic. It is a forum to advocate, to campaign and support D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners and organisations through and after Covid19.

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) was established in 1987 to support women and girls across London affected by gendered violence. This includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), female genital mutilation (FGM), and so-called 'honour' based crimes such as forced marriage. WGN offer a free, holistic, women-only and survivor-led service to women and girls who have experienced, or are at risk of, gendered violence.

Women's Budget Group

The Women’s Budget Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women. The Group puts forward policies for a more gender equal future and build the capacity of women and women’s groups to participate in economic debates.

World Health Organisation: The Department of Gender, Women and Health

This department of the WHO aims to bring attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equality.

You Make It

An award winning race and class inclusion charity based in London delivering human-centred programmes to empower young unemployed and underemployed women to access the social, cultural and economic life of their city.

Alongside this, You Make It supports companies and established professionals to engage with and learn from young, underrepresented talent.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.

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