What is SPN?
The Social Perspectives Network is a unique coalition of service users/survivors, carers, policy makers, academics, students and practitioners interested in how social factors both contribute to people becoming distressed, and play a crucial part in promoting people’s recovery.
We aim to share work and information looking at mental health from a social perspective, to support people to put social perspectives into practice, and incluence the deelopment of mental health policy from a social perspective.
SPN’s work takes the form of study days, published papers, media campaigning and information provision through our website. Through links with other organizations and individuals, SPN also seeks to promote the importance of social care and social work.
To become a member and receive our e-newsletters, simply join up online.Social Perspectives Netowrk has a membership of almost 1,000 people in England and Wales. Many SPN members have a lived experience of using mental health services and/or are practitioners, government advisers, academics, researchers users and carers from all levels of employment or none.
SPN has two Co Chairs at present: Daisy Bogg and Richard Peacocke. Find out more on our SPN People Page.
SPN is governed by a board of Trustees,
Call to Action
If you want to become involved with SPN, come along to our Annual General Meeting which takes place at the Resource Centre, Holloway Road on 21st March at 2.pm. More details to follow. You can contact us, or sign up to our membership list to receive up to date information. Come along on the day to see what we are up to at the moment, join our Executive Committee or just meet us.