inside out is an organisation committed to providing opportunities to better understand the experience of extreme states and of mental distress and what this means for people experiencing distress as well as family, community and service system responses to supporting people through these experiences.
inside out draws on diverse perspectives about the nature of mental distress, believing that being open to a range of perspectives and ways of making sense of these experiences leads to more creative, inclusive and hopeful responses.
Our events are open to anyone interested in mental health and recovery, regardless of background, training and experience. We believe that more helpful responses to those experiences labeled as ‘mental illness’ or ‘mental distress’ require authentic dialogue and real collaboration between all of us affected by these experiences. This includes those directly affected (people with lived experience), families and friends, community and mental health workers, advocates, doctors and psychiatrists and the community as a whole.