Since 2008, MAC-UK has been working to address the complex practical and mental health needs of the most excluded young people in our communities who are least likely to seek help. We have supported over 900 young people with their wellbeing in a variety of settings such as in their communities, in pupil referral units, children’s homes, prisons and hostels.
MAC-UK wants to transform mental health delivery so that it’s possible for every excluded young person to access and shape the services that are there to support them.
We have developed an award winning way of working we call INTEGRATE. This approach take mental health professionals out of the clinic and onto the streets to work with excluded young people in their own environment, to improve their outcomes, reach their unmet mental health needs and tackle the vast social and economic inequalities they experience.
By setting up community-based projects and coproducing all activities, young people are successfully engaged and build long-term trusting relationships with MAC-UK mental health trained staff. This way, young people receive flexible mental health support where and when they need it, in a setting that feels safe and enabling. At the same time, they are supported to enter education, training and employment, and connected to other existing services.
MAC-UK aims to:
- MAC-UK wants to transform mental health delivery so that it’s possible for every excluded young person to access and shape the services that are there to support them.
- MAC-UK wants public services to value lived experience, to focus on the importance of relationships and to use co-production in the design and delivery of services.
- MAC-UK wants to tackle health and social inequalities through a radical approach to mental health, embedding psychologically-informed environments across organisations and society.
Established: September 2008
Registered Charity Number: 1126144
Board members: 12
Part time staff: 18
Phone number: 02088019502
Address: Industry Space, 20 East Road, London N1 6ADView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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