Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

We want to create social equality by radically transforming excluded young people’s access to mental health services. Excluded young people are not the problem – in fact they hold the solutions to the problems they face.

When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

– Alexander den Heijer

Our Mission

To help services take what we know works in the clinic, out to meet young people where they are at.

Our Values

Lived experience – We recognise that young people are experts in their own lives and their lived experience holds value that public services need in order to achieve their mission.

Co-production – We cannot do this alone. Designing and delivering services together with other agencies to provide support with, rather than to or for, young people and their communities is a better way to achieve social impact.

Relationships – We know that putting relationships back into the science of health care and social care is central to the solution. Trust is the foundation for transformed public services.

Equality – We will work address the systems that perpetuate the health, social and economic inequalities experienced by excluded groups.

MAC-UK is a registered charity (no 1126144) and company limited by guarantee registered in England (no 6693712). Copyright MAC-UK 2020.