FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who are we? The StopSIM Coalition are a group of disabled, mad, mentally ill and/or neurodiverse activists. We come from diverse backgrounds and all have lived experience of severe mental illness. We have driven this campaign with widespread support from our community, in the absence of any significant action from other organisations or public bodies, in the name of disability justice.

Want to ask us a question? If you would like to get in touch, please email us at stopsimmh@gmail.com. As we are run voluntarily we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you have not heard back from us in 5 working days, please do send us a follow up email.

Press and Media enquiries: We welcome discussion and engagement with journalists. Our statements should be considered and treated by the press and media as press releases/statements. Please appropriately reference any statements used.

We ask that all press and media requests are sent to our email address: stopsimmh@gmail.com. We will not correspond with journalists via any other means.

We wish to make it clear that we will not be putting anyone in contact with service users and survivors who are receiving or who have previously received SIM or HIN. We also ask that journalists do not pressure individual service users and survivors to give interviews and other information at this time. Their safety is our ultimate priority, and anonymous individual testimony can be easily compromised and made identifiable. This is particularly pertinent in relation to SIM and HIN, given the small numbers of service users and survivors who are receiving these services.

Our priority remains to protect the safety and well-being of these individuals who are highly vulnerable.

Please read through our website before you email to make sure we haven’t already answered your question elsewhere. Thank you!

Accessibility

Easy Read Explanation Of SIM And The StopSIM Coalition: is available here.

Audio versions of updates and statements: We have audio versions of all of our posts and statements available to play at the beginning of each page or post.

If there is anything else we can do to help make our content accessible to you, please email us at stopsimmh@gmail.com.