Mirabai Swingler

About Mirabai Swingler

Mirabai Swingler is a Spiritual Care Lead at the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT)

She is also the Founder of the Only Us Campaign, where she calls for a move beyond the 1 in 4 model of mental health to the understanding that we are all vulnerable to mental distress.

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Mirabai Swingler is the Spiritual Care Lead for the North East London Foundation Trust.

She’s also a long mental health activist and campaigner, and believes a mental health crisis can be a transformative process, and that sometimes the most sensitive and spiritual people can become lost in a mental health system rather than supported to recover and reclaim their lives.

Mirabai founded the “Only Us” Campaign and says:

“There’s ‘Them’ and there’s ‘Us’. We are well, happy and safe. They are mentally ill and dangerous. Is this really true? Or is the uncomfortable truth that there’s a continuum, a scale along which we all slide back and forth during our lives. When we separate ourselves we hurt those labelled as sick, ill, even mad, but we also hurt ourselves…

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