BHCA have been working alongside PhD student Tom Roberts to co-produce a comic book detailing some of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness and how we can co-produce solutions. Read the Alien Story about facing stigma and judgement below.

The Fly, The Spider and the System Web comic which depicts one of our themes: Barriers to Accessing Care and Support. It follows a fly character struggling to navigate through a difficult messy web in order to get the accommodation and care they need.

Our third and final comic defining and exploring the key concepts of coproduction

At the end of 2022, BHCA worked with Dr Kate Pitt at Arch Healthcare CIC to coproduce a new Student Select Component (SSC) for the Brighton and Hove Medical School called Homelessness and Health.

Emma Anderson (University of Brighton) published an article in BPS Psychologist Magazine which spotlights BHCA as an example of good practice of coproduction, and argues the importance of lived experience involvement in a community psychology context.

On the 25th April Brighton and Hove Common Ambition launched its new website. The Steering Group co-produced a presentation for the launch event. This blog details why and how this website was co-produced.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (15th – 21st May), the Brighton and Hove Common Ambition Media and Comms Group have put together some reflections on the topic.

By Matt, member of Steering Group with Lived Experience.
Highlighting and challenging mental health stigma.

Written by R.J. Lawson, member of Steering Group with Lived Experience.
The power to challenge misconceptions, as well as to speak up against the injustices found within the system often does not exist for people experiencing homelessness.

Written by Steering Group Member with Lived Experience about their experience of the project.
“I started in this group because I wanted to make a change with certain services, like housing, doctors, mental health services and the council.”