Social Spider CIC worked with Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Mental Health Foundation’s national five year co-produced young people’s mental health and wellbeing project Right Here, to produce case studies of their local projects as well as blog posts and conference reports.
One in Four is a national magazine by and for people with mental health difficulties. Social Spider director, Mark Brown, had the idea for the magazine based on his own experiences of mental health difficulty. Following a successful pilot issue in 2007, One in Four was published quarterly basis between 2008 and 2013.
Social Spider CIC contributed research on social investment to ‘The voluntary and community sector in criminal justice: a capacity building action plan’, a 2013 report produced by 3SC for the Ministry of Justice on the possible role for voluntary sector organisations in delivering services within the justice sector.
Social Spider CIC was commissioned by London Borough of Hackney to set-up and publish a magazine by and for young people in the London Borough of Hackney between 2006 and 2011. 5000 copies of each quarterly issue were distributed to community venues around the borough.
This think piece, funded by the NHS Confederation and published by Mental Health Providers Forum, explores the opportunities and challenges for people with mental health difficulties at a time of increasing need and decreasing public sector resources.
Social Spider CIC worked in partnership with Agents for Change to develop Self-help-housing.org, a project to support community groups working to renovate empty properties and make them available to people in housing need. This project was funded by The Tudor Trust and is now hosted by the housing associations charity, HACT.