ACUMEN operates within Argyll & Bute, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & West Dunbartonshire.

ACUMEN enables people who ‘use’ Mental Health Services to ‘improve’ Mental Health Services, therefore positive communication is at the core of our operations and we are committed to continually improving and reviewing our modes of communication, amongst our members and key contacts.

ACUMEN communicates on various levels enabling relevant and appropriate information on Mental Health Service Provision and matters to be fed through to various influential channels.

We aim to promote the wider involvement of service users and carers in shaping mental health services.

We are funded by the NHS and Argyll & Bute, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire local authorities.

Our 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.