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Co-creating change together: our direction for 2020 – 2022

Lizzie27 November 2020

As our first month as Co-Production Collective draws to a close, the giddy excitement of the launch is a happy memory, and we’re no longer tripping over our new name quite so much, our thoughts are turning to a big question – what next? Good job we’ve got a brand new strategy to point us […]

Ambitiously co-producing mental health support

Rory23 November 2020

This blog was co-written by Sarah, Emily N and Juli who work at Ambitious about Autism with contributions from Saffron, Vera, Emily M and members of the Ambitious Youth Network. Find out how they have been adapting to the challenges of the pandemic and continue to co-produce the changes that autistic young people wish to […]

Learning from ‘Our Voices’: how collaboration and radical optimism got us here

Rory22 November 2020

Our guest author Shuranjeet provides some reflections on why he thought a zine like ‘Our Voices’ was needed, how it helped him understand the complexities around collaboration, and how we can build on these lessons in the future when co-producing.

Pioneering co-production in mental health settings

Rory22 November 2020

Guest author and Co-production Collective co-producer Mark looks back at many years of co-production experience. He reflects on how his own mental health journey influenced service change and better collaboration within teams.

Mental health inequalities are widening and increasing! Co-production can help.

Rory21 November 2020

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our mental health have widened the existing inequalities while adding new ones to address. In this blog, Rory explores how co-production might be able to help address mental health inequalities, many of which have been created and or exacerbated by lockdown.

And our new name is… Co-Production Collective!

Niccola26 October 2020

Have you noticed anything different with the UCL Centre for Co-production? I’ll give you a clue…. we have a new name!! Exciting times! As you may have already seen we are now [drumroll please] Co-production Collective. We revealed our new co-produced name and identity as part of our official Launch event on 22 October 2020.

Co-Production Collective has launched! Catch-up with everything you missed and more…

Niccola26 October 2020

A summary of everything you could possibly need to catch up with Co-Production Collective’s official Launch! Formerly known as UCL Centre for Co-Production in Health Research, Co-Production Collective is our brand new co-produced name and identity.

#CoProLive: getting creative with co-production

Niccola26 October 2020

Leading up to the Launch Event of our Centre (now known as Co-Production Collective) on 22 October, we hosted #CoProLive – a festival of great co-production from 19 – 21 October with sessions hosted by WhoseShoes and Be More Pirate, as well as our own CoProCuppa. Mandy and Mark from the launch organising team give […]

Co-Production Collective – a massive leap forward for the co-production of research

Niccola26 October 2020

Meet Isaac, one of the attendees at our launch event on 22 October 2020. Isaac wants to bust the myth that the medical model and social model are at odds with each other and talks about how he believes change is finally coming to health research.

The #CoProLive festival is here!

Niccola11 October 2020

#CoProLive is a festival of co-production taking place 19 – 21 October 2020. It is brought to you by UCL Centre for Co-production as part of the run up to our official launch on 22 October. These sessions are a celebration of co-production from friends of the Centre and the Centre itself, showcasing a variety […]