We believe that the culture and environment in which people live profoundly impact their development and how they cope with the situations they encounter throughout their lives.
We excel in considering these factors and how they interact with race, culture, gender, sexuality, spirituality, religion, socioeconomic status, and ability.
- Principles of equality and social justice acknowledge the range of factors (including economic and social) that affect mental health.
- Diversity and difference, and the rights of people to be treated with respect.
- Equality of opportunity and ways of working that address and challenge discrimination issues.
- Ways of working that preserve mental well-being and prevent deterioration in mental health.
- Good stewardship and efficient best use of time and resources, the use of approaches based on best evidence, and best value for money.
- The strengths and resources that people have developed throughout their lives. We believe that all people have the capacity to draw on personal, family, and community resources.
- Collaboration and the participation of local communities in the development of our work.
- Learning and continuing development in all areas of our work.