Any notions that power shifted massively to patients in 2016 are a fantasy worthy of a snow globe, take it personally from me

I was digging about in my garage the other day and found an old snow globe. I am afraid I have always found these ornaments – the mainstay of souvenir shops across the world – something…

Source: Any notions that power shifted massively to patients in 2016 are a fantasy worthy of a snow globe, take it personally from me

Next steps and next meeting for Canny City

Our next large(ish) meeting for Canny City will take place at 1pm, on Wednesday the 2nd of November, on the top floor at Broadacre House.Before then though do avail yourselves of similar/aligned/tied-in opportunities:
A Plan for a Healthy City: Mental Health Improvement, 6th October 9.30am-12.30pm. Newcastle City Council is working on developing a plan for a healthy city and naturally thought it’d all link in and so it’ll be at, guess where,on the top floor at Broadacre House.
For more info and to book your place, click here.
And those who’ve heard at previous Canny City meetings about our friends, allies and colleagues who are behind The Kindness Project, might like to know that their next bigger meeting is on Tuesday 18th of October, 1pm, at…top floor, Broadacre…
Now, please find attached a tweaked/updated version of the Canny City charter. Oh, plus we need ideas for logo/brand, so do please send them in: it could be photos, drawings, colours, words, objects, whatever that to you somehow conveys canny, and we’ll collate them like a mood board and get working.


Alisdair Cameron
LAUNCHPAD Team Leader,
NTWSU&C n/wk co-chair (with Mish Loraine)
(for network business: ntwsuc)


Floor 5

Broadacre House,

Market Street,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,


Tel 0191 2330382 (personal mobile07736074213)
E-mail launchpadncl
or alisdairscameron

Canny City draft charter v4.docx

Coming soon…

Radio silence is broken to let you all know that the emerging MH collaborative, including ourselves and the Recovery College and bits of Chilli Studios and Tyneside Mind and Tyneside Women’s Health and Moving Forward Service and oodles and doodles more lovely, lovely MH-related folk has got a name:



standing for Recovery College Collective


and in due course there’ll be a dedicated website, with timetables, prospectus, pictures all sorts of good things.


So, we’ve not been idle (well, not all of the time), just beavering away.