Common grounds

During the Common Grounds event, which explored the relationship between community development/activism and mental health service user groups, participants were invited to make a short video on their thoughts about the day, and the issues the conference raised.


Belinda Harries and Colin Tysall, both service users, discuss strategies for recovery and the role of involvement and participation in promoting positive mental health.


Saeed Abdi and Colin Tysall talk about difficulties in securing funding for community development and service user involvement and discuss strategies for addressing this.

The refugee experience

Saeed Abdi, Project Coordinator of the Maan Somali Mental Health Project in Sheffield, reflects on the refugee experience and the role of his project in building 'two way bridges' between refugee communities and mental health services.

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