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,
The SPN 2016 AGM took place recently in London. The business meeting included the the minutes from the last meeting, the Trustees Report and the Treasurer’s Report. There was no report available form the Executive Committee, and in view of a joint meeting between Trustees and Executive Committee, it was agreed to defer elections to the Exec until this meeting which was agreed to take place on July 12th 2016.