International consumer organisations

International consumer organisations

This page lists consumer organisations from around the world. It reminds us that we are not alone in our work for better mental health services and basic human rights.

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The Icarus Project
‘We are a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough’. Icarus is a creative space with some amazing resources and ideas about recovery, coming off medication and thinking differently. (US).

National Empowerment Centre
The National Empowerment Centre’s purpose says ‘we want people who are mental health consumers/survivors/expatients to know there is a place to turn to in order to receive the information they might need in order to regain control over their lives and the resources that affect their lives. That place is the National Empowerment Center’. The National Empowerment Center has loads of articles, stories, alternative resources and links to other organisations. (US).

Mindfreedom are activists for human rights in the mental health system. They offer alternative ways of thinking, and they stand against involuntary treatment. Their site has human rights resources, personal stories, campaign information and lots more. (US).

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
WNUSP is an international organization of users and survivors of psychiatry that advocates for human rights of users and survivors, speaks internationally for users and survivors, promotes the user/survivor movement in every nation around the globe and links user/survivor organizations and individuals throughout the world.

Madness Radio
Explores ‘madness’ from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, featuring survivors, authors, advocates, professionals, and artists.