On the 4th July 2020, the Solution Focused Collective hosted an Action Space event online. The event gave space to think together about actions that we can take to explore the use of the Solution-Focused approach in collective social actions for social change. Around 40 people attended from around the world and some important conversations took place and connections were made.
Two speakers provided insight into their own work and inspiration for the attendees.
Elliott Connie of the Solution Focused Universe (previously, Solution Focused University) talked passionately about his actions to improve diversity and, particularly racial equality within the Solution-Focused Community and some actions that allies could take to promote this important work.
You can view his talk on YouTube here: Elliott Connie
Ellie Williams, Director of Operations at Take Off, talked about how the organisation grew from a mental health service user forum into an independent charity commissioned to provide mental health services to the local populations of East and West Kent. TakeOff is unique in that everyone who works there is a mental health service user, making it the only fully service-user led mental health service in the UK.
Hear what Ellie had to say here: Ellie Williams
The Action Space event was completely free so were not able to pay the speakers, but we agreed to promote their choice for donations as a thank you to giving us their time and valued thoughts.
Even if you weren’t at the event, please consider donating to:
TakeOff – the UK’s only fully service-user led mental health service
Black Lives Matter – a global organisation to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.