"Now more than ever, it is crucial for leaders to hear and respond to the diverse challenges faced by people across the globe." (WEF, 2016)


#AddVentureMind Weekend (18-19 November 2017)

The AddVenture Launchpad is a collaborative space enabling social innovation and collective impact at scale in communities. We use human-centred design at AddVenture Weekends - the vehicle for our social good mission.

The Future Leaders Club and Kaleidoscope Plus Group are inviting people from all walks of life to come together, share ideas, and co-design community ventures to hack Mental Health stigma. To widen participation and engagement, the event is free to attend.

Through collaborative human-centred design thinking methodology we will design and build transformative and sustainable solutions.

The challenge and purpose:

1. To hack mental health stigma in just two days.

2. To build transformative and sustainable solutions to end stigma.

3. To publish a white paper based on findings and recommendations from the weekend.

Here is your opportunity to collaborate with us:

  • Guest speaker
  • Delegate
  • Service user, carer, relative
  • Sponsor
  • Team member
  • Healthcare professional
  • Therapist
  • Clinician
  • Blogger
  • UX Designer
  • App/website designer
  • Tech/social entrepreneur
  • Co-author the white paper
  • Media partner
  • Mental healthcare commissioner

Design Thinking is a repeatable, human-centred method for creative problem solving and innovation. This holistic approach to design takes inspiration from people, works within constraints, and considers every aspect as opportunities.

Human-centred design is about understanding people on their own terms. It is a practice with a philosophy of putting people first and involving them in every step of the design process. As such, it will result in a more meaningful and valuable outcome for service users and carers.

Two days to build transformative and sustainable solutions by bringing your talent, skills and experience to our collaborative space to hack mental health stigma.

Are you up for the challenge? Why not join us? 

Register for a free ticket: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Here are some testimonials from previous events:

"I remember when I first heard the words Future Leaders Club. It was my first day back at work after maternity leave. My manager at Fitnniss came to me and said "Sarah research Future Leaders Club, we are one of the sponsors at the Local Leaders Awards 2016, get to know them.” It's safe to say I spent that day in awe and extremely excited to be working alongside such an amazing organisation.

Fast forward almost 12 months and I'm still just as excited and thrilled to be involved with Future Leaders Club. I attended the first ever Addventure Brum Weekend in November 2016 and WOW! What a fun, exciting, inclusive, invigorating and all round ace weekend! It allowed me to develop skills, learn new skills and most importantly develop new friendships; long lasting friendships.

I am now a Future Leaders Club Ambassador and couldn't be more proud.

Get yourself enrolled on the next weekend! You will not regret it.”

~ Sarah Lynch, Birmingham

"It was a great experience and we were able to meet some lovely people. I enjoyed working with the team I was in. I liked the team effort in producing a idea/product together. There was a good team spirit and I think everyone got on with everybody. The leaders were nice people and would love to sometimes hang out with them and hear about the their vision and purpose in life of this city or anything else. A lovely weekend it was indeed."

~ David Andrew, Birmingham

"It was a lovely, feel good weekend, interactive, hands on and inspiring."

~ Julie Holden, Birmingham

"I enjoyed the atmosphere, working with people and increasing self awareness. Just to keep doing what you done, can't fault anything as it was a brilliant faultless day."

~ Ceylan, Birmingham

"The creativity generated and the innovative approach taken in facilitating the event - very engaging, empowering and tapping into all talents."

~ Algar Goredema-Braid, Birmingham

"I really appreciated the ambiance and goodwill created with all people. Very good idea the web created at the end with the thread. Keep going."

 ~ Nolwenn Germain, Leamington Spa

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