Recovery Links

Information about organisations committed to empowerment, recovery and emanciapation

Asylum Associates – the action arm of Asylum Working towards a social firm for training, conferences and publishing, advocacy and community facilitation

Bridge Collective – based in Exeter is a social enterprise business, creating a demographic community of mutual support run by people who have experiences, beliefs and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness.  The Bridge Collective creates a safe place where these experiences can be talked about freely, safely and without judgement.

Centre for Community Mental health (Birmingham, UK) – works to improve services and life opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. CCMH concentrates on tackling social exclusion and the development of innovative approaches to service provision through training, education and research

International Centre for Recovery Action – promotes recovery for people with mental health problems and issues

Icarus Project – envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of extreme states of consciousness.

INTAR – gathers prominent survivors, professionals, family members, and advocates from around the world to work together for new clinical and social practices towards emotional distress and what is often labeled as psychosis.

International Mental Health Collaborating Network towards Community Mental Health and Citizenship – an International Non Governmental Organisation founded by Mental Health Organisations and individuals who have developed good practices services in community mental health based on the whole system approach.

Mad in America – The site provides a resource and a community in rethinking psychiatry care.  Features include news, stories of recovery, access to source documents and informed writtings of bloggers.  Bloggers include people with lived experience, peer specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, program managers, social activists, attorneys and journalists.

Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health – brings you personal experiences of ‘madness’ from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, and also features authors, advocates, scientists, and artists. Hosted by Will Hall.

MadNOTBad – Website for sharing experiences & creativity – is a space for those affected by mental ill health and distress to share their experiences, opinions and creative talent online

Mental Health Forum – The friendliest place on the web to meet and discuss anything related to mental health, includes forum on hearing voices

MindFreedom International – a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.

National Empowerment Center – carries a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states.

No Free Lunch – health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical  promotion should not guide clinical practice. Our mission is to encourage health care providers to practice medicine on the basis of scientific evidence rather than on the basis of pharmaceutical promotion.

Pat Deegan PhD & Associates – helping people work with psychiatrists to arrive at the best decisions for treatment and recovery.

Person First Solutions – Mental Health Training, Consultancy & Clinical Services

Psychminded – for all who work in psychiatry, psychology and mental health



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