Mental Health – Time for Action Foundation are delighted to announce an online training opportunity led by Prof Russell Razzaque.

Compassionate And Relational Listening (CARL) training has been created by Russell and is the product of many years of co-production, incorporating aspects of Open Dialogue and Compassionate And Relational Enquiry training, which are currently being piloted in several NHS Trusts across the UK.

It is a practical training day, where you will learn skills of deep listening and emotional responsiveness, enabling you to connect more deeply to those around us.

Completing the training will give you an insight into what more compassionate and relational mental health services might look like in future, and equip you with some of its basic insights and principles.

Save the date 20th June 2023

Follow the link below to book your place.

Compassionate And Relational Listening (CARL)

Register for the ‘He Died Waiting’ Book Launch Today

Today, on Thursday 11 February at 5pm, we are hosting Caroline Aldridge’s ‘He Died Waiting’ book launch on Zoom. Please book your attendance to the event here.

In 2014, Caroline Aldridge’s son Tim was one of 139 people whose deaths were recorded as ‘unexpected’ in one year within one mental health trust.

Tim died waiting for mental health treatment.

Caroline recently appeared on BBC Woman’s Hour about her son Tim and is determined, despite suffering the most appalling loss, to work with Mental Health service providers to ensure that lessons are truly learned.

You can purchase Caroline’s book here. She has kindly offered to donate a portion of each sale to our charity.

Our Second Conference

In 2019, we hosted a Mental Health Crisis Summit London Saturday 28th September with Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) Health Campaigns Together (HCT) and backed by the TUC

“Despite repeated promises of parity of esteem between mental and physical health, our mental health services are in crisis, with beds and clinicians in short supply while referrals are at an all-time high. Early intervention and access to evidence-based therapies remains a postcode lottery, and little is being done.

Our Mental Health Crisis Summit will bring attention to these issues, highlight the failings of the current government, and will include the participation of service users, carers, clinicians, academics, campaigners, and the public. Together, at our summit, we will chart a path towards adequately funded, well managed, and user-centred mental health provision for all.” Alex Serafimov MHTFA 15th May 2019

Watch a clip highlighting why we desperately need this Summit

Our Inaugural Conference

See below for video clips from the Mental Health – Time for Action inaugural conference at Nottingham University 19th May 2018.

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Cath Wakeman OBE Director of Imara  Trauma Practitioner and Therapist

Shadow Health Secretary Jon Ashworth

Mark McGowan on his Mental Health Journey

Rob Illingworth National Union of Teachers

Rachel Kelly (Writer and Mental Health Campaigner)