Akiko Hart

About Akiko Hart

Akiko is Chair of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis UK (ISPS UK), a Committee Member of the English Hearing Voices Network and Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden. She has previously worked as the Director of Mental Health Europe.

She has a keen interest in how peer support can sit within statutory services and promote real change.

Areas of interest

  • Peer Support
  • Human Rights Approach
  • Mental health provision in national and cultural settings

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About Akiko

Akiko is the Chair of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis UK (ISPS UK), a Committee Member of the English Hearing Voices Network and the Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden. She has previously worked as the Director of Mental Health Europe, and has a keen interest in the differences and overlaps in mental health provision in different national and cultural settings.

As part of her work at Mind in Camden, she helps set up and facilitate Hearing Voices groups and networks in a variety of settings, including the community, in-patient units, children and adolescent mental health services, prisons, secure units and Immigration Removal Centres. As such, one of her interests is the extent to which peer support can sit within statutory services and promote real change – and the challenges and limitations inherent in this.

She has written about and spoken on a range of topics at conferences across Europe and the US, including promoting alternatives in mental health, de-institutionalisation and legal capacity.

Akiko has recently co-authored an alternative review of the Mental Health Act

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