On the eighth day of Christmas, the cuts took away… Early Intervention (EI) in psychosis services

“We have worked in Early Intervention (EI) in psychosis for nearly twenty years between us. EI is our passion, it has a strong evidence base and it is the service that all have a right to, regardless of where they live.”

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A Big Mad Delegate shares her experience of The Big Mad Experience: Bradford 2013

Emma a BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling student was one of 140 Big Mad Delegates that joined The Big Mad Experience: Bradford event on the 30th October 2013.  In this thoughtful piece she shares how she experienced the day…

“Around 2 months ago, Wednesday 30th October (to be precise) saw ‘The Big Mad Experience’ come to Bradford – a jam packed day full of music, dance and more; all in aid of busting the wall of stigma that surrounds mental health.

Hosted at the Norcroft building at the University of Bradford, the day saw people from all walks of life (in either fancy dress or everyday clothing); whether they were students, doctors, lecturers, mental health professionals, volunteers, mental health service users, or the average person on the street. The day saw us all come together and talk about anything and everything under the sun about mental health…”

Click on the link below to continue reading at Emma’s Blog: ‘Be Mindful Not Mindless’




What makes up a good support network?

What makes up a good support network?

Every week The Big Mad Experience hosts The #BigMadChat on twitter.  Each we week we facilitate discussions on different topics by posing a series of questions throughout the chat just to keep discussions on track but other than that the discussion is owned by you…The Big Mad Chatters!

Then we create a record of the chat so that everyone who missed it or who isn’t a user of Twitter won’t miss out.  Here is the link http://storify.com/BradfordsBME/support-networks

Follow us @BigMadTweeter and join us every Monday 8pm-9pm GMT and join in the discussions.

Lets get out minds together!