Do you want to be part of a truly supportive network of mental health and wellbeing initiatives in the African/Caribbean community?
Would your group or organisation benefit from tailored support and easy access to professional services?
Then consider becoming an affiliate member of the CATALYST Network!
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ..
At CATALYST 4 CHANGE we believe that African and Caribbean communities are holders of huge reserves of social capital, of assets and resources, skills and talents, knowledge and experience… yet much of this remains unknown and little understood or utilised by our public agencies.
ROUTES TO CHANGE ..
We believe that a key route to change is in making better and more creative use of the African and Caribbean communities social capital; existing research, forging stronger productive partnerships between researchers/academics/theorists; community activists/experts and by experienced practitioners and mental health services in both the statutory and voluntary sector..
CATALYST Core Service Summary
Capacity Building & Funding Support
We provide real and practical hands-on capacity building support services for service user led, voluntary and community mental health and wellbeing organisations based on a response tailored to the needs of organisations.
We will actively encourage collaboration amongst the service sectors we support.
The service incubation provision provides the safety net of a fully constituted and accountable agency acting as the responsible body for such developing organisations until they have the confidence and infrastructure to be fully independent.
Representation, Research & Evaluation
CATALYST 4 CHANGE will act as a voice and intermediary with publicly accountable bodies for and on behalf of the service sectors represented in our core aims.
We will ensure that any proposed or existing services amongst the service sectors we support are most effectively meeting identified needs in the community, and are not overly duplicated or competitive.