Useful resources

ActionAid

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Its mission is to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and supporters.

Creative Access

The mission of Creative Access is to help under-represented communities enter the creative industries and thrive when they get in.

Creative Access is a social enterprise and works with organisations committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations across the whole creative industries.

Desperate Art Wives

Desperate Art Wives (DAW) is a collective of female artists including mothers and women who have other caring responsibilities. DAW is a space for activism and motherhood. The collective produces group shows, protest-like subversive takeovers in public spaces as well as gallery spaces, performance events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that challenge the status quo, and open up the lives of women around the world.

Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society campaigns for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. It’s vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfil their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all. The Fawcett Society campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics

The Feminist Library

The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of feminist literature, particularly Women’s Liberation Movement materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s. It supports research, activist and community projects in this field.

The Library is an autonomous feminist community space. It is trans-inclusive, welcomes visitors of any gender, does not require registration or membership, and provides an intersectional, non-sectarian space for the exploration of feminism.

Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices Network is committed to helping people who hear voices. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but HVN’s research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma. HVN offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

Heart N Soul

Heart n Soul is an award-winning creative arts company and charity. It believes in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities, providing opportunities for people to discover, develop and share this power and talent as widely as possible.

Inc Arts

Inc Arts is a not for profit limited company whose mission is to diversify the workforce of the creative and cultural sector.

It works across advocacy, talent development and business development with a focus on the 'teams behind the scenes': those who work in roles off-stage, supporting the creative talent. Inc Arts works across performing arts (music, dance, theatre), visual arts and heritage (museums and archives).

Inc Arts Minds

Ethnically diverse people – whether they are of African or Asian diasporas, or anywhere else in the world – are seriously affected by the attitudes and behaviours of others.  

Mad in America

This site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad. We want to provide readers with news, stories of recovery, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.

Mad Covid

Mad COVID is a shared space for grassroots mental health survivor / service user projects that started during the COVID19 pandemic. Mad COVID is an intersectional ally group who understand that injustices within mental health services policy, funding, access and treatment are paralleled by those in wider society; racism, anti-blackness, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, islamophobia, ableism, fat-phobia and more besides.

Maternal Journal

Maternal Journal uses creative journaling to help restore some balance around the new feelings and challenges experienced, both physically and emotionally, through pregnancy, birth and new parenthood.

It is based on the idea that by setting up a regular creative practice, all types of mothers and parents can allow themselves time and space to record and reflect on their experiences – both happy moments and tougher times. 

Outside In

Outside In was founded in 2006 and is a national charity that aims to provide a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. Outside In’s work covers three main areas: Artist development, exhibitions and training. These activities, supported by fundraising and communications, all aim to create a fairer art world by supporting artists, creating opportunities and influencing arts organisations.

PACE Promoting Lesbian and Gay Health and Wellbeing

PACE is London’s leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Pregnant Then Screwed

Pregnant Then Screwed is a charity dedicated to ending the systemic, cultural and institutional discrimination faced by thousands of pregnant women and mothers every year.

Rights of Women

Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service. Samaritans Vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They work to achieve this vision by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.

Sour Lemons

Sour Lemons addresses the lack of diverse leadership in the cultural, creative and social sectors. At the heart of Sour Lemons is the belief that any disadvantage in life can become an advantage.

#WeShallNotBeRemoved 

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is a UK disability arts alliance formed as an emergency response to the pandemic. It is a forum to advocate, to campaign and support D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners and organisations through and after Covid19. 

Women and Girls Network

Women and Girls Network (WGN) was established in 1987 to support women and girls across London affected by gendered violence. This includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), female genital mutilation (FGM), and so-called 'honour' based crimes such as forced marriage. WGN offer a free, holistic, women-only and survivor-led service to women and girls who have experienced, or are at risk of, gendered violence.

The Women’s Art Library

The Women's Art Library began as an artists' initiative that developed into an arts organisation publishing catalogues and books as well as a magazine from the early 1980s to 2002. The main purpose was to provide a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work. The WAL continues to collect slides, artist statements, exhibition ephemera, catalogues, and press material in addition to audio and videotapes, photographs and CD-Roms and welcomes donations from women artists to develop its collection.

Women’s Budget Group

The Women’s Budget Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that monitors the impact of government policies on men and women. The Group puts forward policies for a more gender equal future and build the capacity of women and women’s groups to participate in economic debates.

The Women’s Library

The Women’s Library collection tells the story of the campaign for women’s rights and women’s equality from the beginnings of the suffrage movement to the present day. The collection includes UNESCO-recognised documents, rare books, and objects such as original suffrage banners. The majority of the material dates from the late 19th century to present day and the focus is mainly UK. Digitised items are available to read on the LSE’s Digital Library.

World Health Organisation: The Department of Gender, Women and Health

This department of the WHO aims to bring attention to the ways in which biological and social differences between women and men affect health and the steps needed to achieve health equality.

The Wow Foundation

The WOW Foundation exists to build, convene and sustain a global movement that believes a gender equal world is desirable, possible and urgently required.

Young Minds

Young Minds provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.

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