Our Mission Statement
is a support network that enables mental health service users and carers
in Argyll & Clyde to participate as equal partners in the development of
services and the promotion of well being and recovery.
philosophy is that maximising mental health service user and carer
involvement in all areas of service provision will improve the quality
of services and the quality of an individual's life.
The ACUMEN story
Since our official launch in January 2003 ACUMEN has developed rapidly.
Early in 2005 we became a company limited by guarantee with charitable
status. Our Board of Directors is made up of two service
user/carer representatives from each of the following five local
Argyll & Bute, East Renfrewshire,
Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.
Objectives of ACUMEN are:
Share understanding and
knowledge of mental health issues
Identify and develop ways of
enabling participation, providing a framework for collective
Promote the wider involvement
of service users and carers in shaping mental health services
Promote collaboration through
support and networking
Positively promote awareness
of mental health issues to the general public