Citizenship, Recovery, and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) to Shed New Light on Social Inclusion And Health

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The Citizenship, Recovery and Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP), led by the University of Strathclyde, in partnership with Ulm University, the Mental Health Foundation, the Finnish Association for Mental Health, Yale and New York University, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, will begin this month to support increased social inclusion for those with mental ill health.

The transatlantic CRISP project kick starts its innovative program of events in Glasgow with a seminar on stigma on June 9. Leading experts will discuss policy, practice and lived experience to share knowledge, find solutions, and bring the mental health movement from the margins into mainstream.

Among the events supported by the CRISP project is "Coming Out Proud," a transfer of ideas and empowering program run by the Illinois Institute of Technology to support those with mental health problems to disclose to family, friends and colleagues.

Building on the combined expertise of partners, CRISP aims to counter discrimination and increase citizenship for those suffering mental ill health. Between 2016 and 2020, CRISP will support arts festivals, research, seminars, conferences, the development of tools and methods for participation and greater inclusion in decision-making to understand what works in different social contexts.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 690954.