Champions of Change began as a pilot service run by Bright Ideas Nottingham and funded by NHS Nottingham City from 2009-2011. It has now become an independent peer-led service.

Champions of Change is made up of people who are passionate about improving mental health services in Nottingham. These people either have experience of using these services, have cared for someone who uses these services or are interested in mental health services and how they can be improved.

Champions of Change believes that the best ideas for improvements will come from those who have direct experience of the services on offer, as well as those who are passionate about mental health.

Champions come from all backgrounds and all walks of life but they are united in their passion for improving mental health services in Nottingham.

The ethos of Champions of Change can be summed up through the lyrics of a song which was written by one of the Champions:

“It’s alright, it’s okay,
We are champions every day,
Change is coming your way…”

If you’d like to have your say about mental health services in Nottingham, contact us and we can discuss options.

Do you work for / know of an organisation or project which supports mental health in Nottingham? Add the details to the Local Services page!

Need some support? Visit the Local Services page to find a service that suits you !

  1. Diane says:

    So this is tyhe new blogg spot. Thank you for directing me here Lorna with your link. I was looking to see where the Bright Ideas office address is.

  2. perspicador says:

    Stigma film – Threads in the web

  3. Focus on FOOD – nutrition for MH & well-being‏
    Story at-a-glance
    Reliance on denatured processed foods may be leading to widespread nutritional imbalances, some of which have a marked influence on psychiatric health, such as niacin
    Pellagra is a disorder caused by niacin deficiency, which includes mental symptoms such as irrational anger, feelings of persecution, mania, and dementia
    Research begun in the 1950’s has shown high-dose niacin supplementation to be a very effective treatment option for mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. In studies using 3,000 milligrams of niacin a day, an astounding 80 percent of schizophrenia cases were resolved
    Studies have also confirmed the B vitamin can successfully treat attention deficit disorder, general psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and violent behavior
    High doses of vitamin B3 (niacin) may also combat hard-to-treat superbugs, including antibiotic-resistance staph infections. The research showed high doses of the vitamin boosted the immune system 1,000 fold, effectively killing off the harmful bugs

    The above is from Dr Mercola’s website. I strongly believe that, rather than medication, a better balanced diet is what we all need, with each of us currently having different levels of deficiency. This Little-Known Deficiency Could Easily Make You Anxious and Depressed http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/21/pellagra-causes-violent-crimes.aspx?e_cid=20121021_SNL_Art_1

  4. Lea says:

    Really interesting read… and excuse the pun food for thought!

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