What is in2gr8mentalhealth Ltd
How in2gr8mentalhealth came to be
in2gr8mentalhealth started from the heart of Dr Natalie Kemp's journey, as a wish to reach out and connect with other professionals and then to challenge the often stigmatised position of lived experience in the mental health professions and the fear that comes with that. It has emerged as an influential body on the mental health scene in the UK since its launch in October 2017.
In May 2020, in2gr8mentalhealth formalised as a limited company to continue to model the core strength and value of our lived experience directly in our leadership.
In2gr8mentalhealth is powered by it's peer network of mental health professionals with lived experience. We offer a range of services to individuals and organisations, working to offer support to peers, professional bodies, universities, training courses and NHS Trusts (the pillars of the mental health scene), in valuing and supporting mental health profesionals with lived experience of mental health problems.
That mental health professionals' lived experience is valued, supported and destigmatised. Cultures and systems are compassionate towards it. The "pillars" of the mental health scene are working together to create compassionate pathways.
The valuing, destigmatising and supporting of lived experience of mental health distress in mental health professional
We value peer support in our work
We believe in the power of positive narratives of lived experience of mental health difficulties
We believe that there is no "them" and "us" and that we are all human
We believe that lived experience of mental health difficulties can enhance our practice and should be valued, supported and destigmatised in all pillars of the mental health scene.
To destigmatise and support lived experience by engaging with the "pillars" of the mental health scene and promote the value of lived experience of mental health in the registered mental health professions.