Anyone who wishes to promote the principles of CHARM is welcome to attend our organising meetings.

We meet every 4 weeks.

Dates of next meetings

Tuesday 8 June 6.30 pm

Tuesday 6 July 6.30 pm

Tuesday 3 August 6.30 pm

summer break

Tuesday 14 September 6.30pm

Please email to be added to the mailing list for charm organising meetings.

These are events that we have organised ourselves or we would like you to know about:

Creating Safe Places For Those Experiencing Extreme States

Exploring non-coercive alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation and community treatment orders

Saturday, 24th April 15.00 – 16.30

Organised by Soteria Network UK

Book your place here

Speakers from the UK, USA and Ireland will talk about creating safe places where people can begin to make sense of their experiences in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment. 

They will talk for five minutes each and then we will open the meeting to attendees for questions and discussion. 

Soteria Network UK promote humane, non-coercive mental health services. They are a network of people in the UK promoting the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing ‘psychosis’ or extreme states. We are part of an international movement of service users, survivors, activists, carers and professionals fighting for more humane, non-coercive mental health services.

If you have any difficulties getting tickets or accessing the event please contact

Building Back Better Mental Health in Greater Manchester

Tuesday , 20 April 2021: 18:30 – 20:00 BST

(Zoom or Teams – link to be sent one week before event)

EventBrite registration here

BACP Mayoral Hustings: Government and media attention during the pandemic has largely focussed on acute NHS services and, to a lesser extent, social care. The massive impacts on mental health have received less attention. Now the vaccination roll-out is well underway and Covid-19 infections and deaths decrease, it is time for the ‘mental health pandemic’ – and the vital importance of counselling and psychotherapy services play – to be recognised and addressed.

Please join us at our major hustings event on building back better mental health in Greater Manchester. 

We are delighted that the Greater Manchester Mayoral candidates will set out their plans to tackle mental health issues and their views on why our future mental health and wellbeing is so critical to Greater Manchester’s Covid-19 recovery. 

  • Rt Hon Andy Burnham (Labour) CONFIRMED
  • Michael Elston (Independent) CONFIRMED
  • Laura Evans (Conservative)
  • Melanie Horrocks (Green)
  • Simon Lepori (Liberal Democrat) CONFIRMED
  • Stephen Morris (English Democrats) CONFIRMED

Each candidate will set out their party’s position on the long-term impact on the mental health of people in Greater Manchester and their ambitions to improve mental health and wellbeing. 

We very much hope that you will want to attend and be represented at these important hustings on mental health.

BACP – British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy

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