Tag: connection

Research – mental health

Co-production in mental health: not just another guide (2018) This guide shares learning about: where and how things are working well features of different models of co-production how co-production contributes to delivering better experiences and outcomes for people with mental health conditions others’ views of hurdles and how to overcome them. We took a three pronged approach to gather information for the guide. We conducted a review of the existing co-production knowledge base, including theory, […]

Strategic architecture: a new approach to revitalizing cities gains steam

“Instead of completely altering the existing aesthetic of the neighborhood through the development of overly-ambitious or tin-eared design initiatives, these architects and designers have demonstrated a devoted effort to transform urban environments without disrupting them. Lange has a name for this unique approach to design; she calls it “strategic architecture.” Typically supported by advocacy organizations and citizen action groups alike, this type of design stems from “an understanding of past civic hopes and redesigning them […]

Caerdroia Theatre

Spotlight on a co-production story. Roger Davies writes from Golygfa Gwydyr, a social enterprise based in Llanrwst. “We are a non-profit, community led organisation operating a value-based process. Within the context of local community and place, our aim is to enhance social, environmental and economic resilience and to provide opportunities for personal growth and vibrant community relations.” Golygfa Gwydyr run several projects that contribute to the stewardship of community assets, and Caerdroia Theatre is one of them. (I […]