Awareness is a network of people who have used mental health or addictions services, or identify with experiencing mental illness, substance use issues or distress. Our aim as a group is to help make mental health services and wider society better for people with experience of distress. We meet monthly as a group, and hold smaller, project group meetings to work on specific projects. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month from 12.30pm and are a welcoming space open to anyone who identifies with having personal experience of mental illness or addictions.
To become involved in Awareness, people are welcome to join the network and, as members, can be notified of upcoming meetings, projects, forums, events and opportunities to provide feedback from a consumer point of view to improve services. People who do not identify with having personal experience of mental illness or addictions, but who would like to support the network in what we do, are welcome to become Friends of Awareness. Family members, support workers and clinical staff can all become Friends of Awareness, as can organisations. If you would like to become a member or a friend please contact us. It is free to join Awareness and be involved.