Our Mission Statement
To be a company whose members are creating:
A democratic community where people who have experiences, beliefs, and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness are welcomed and can talk about these experiences freely, safely and without judgement; a place to participate in friendship, support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active, and making a valid contribution both within the collective and the wider community.
The Bridge Collective Open Day:
Every Thursday between 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm, the Bridge Collective welcomes visitors who are interested in finding out more about who we are, what we do and how to get involved (e.g. becoming a member or subscribing to our quarterly newsletter). For all enquiries, please telephone (01392) 433358 or contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who we are:
- We are a social enterprise set up as a Community Interest Company.
- We are building a democratic community of mutual support run by people who have experiences, beliefs, and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness.
- We are creating a place where these experiences can be talked about freely, safely, and without judgement.
- Our company has been formed from well established and respected groups such as The Joan of Arc Project, The Greenwood Project, Underground Sound, Experts-by-Experience, The Exeter Hearing-Voices Group, The Exeter Social Anxiety Support Group, The Exeter Bi-Polar Group, and The Better Believe It Group. All present and future work is to be under the democratic control of the people most involved in it.
- We are committed to as open and democratic a process as is possible to create and to an approach based on respect for all members’ views and on working to arrive at consensus where possible. We are also committed to respecting the autonomy of groups and projects within the Collective. We publish a quarterly newsletter containing news, poetry, observations, arguments and articles.
What we do:
The Bridge Collective offers opportunities for social contact and mutual support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active and making a valid contribution both to the Bridge Collective itself and to the wider world. Some examples of our support groups, activities and social opportunities follow.
Where we are:
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Bridge Collective Calendar:
Mental health and Wellbeing Exeter Devon