Who are we, and why are we here?
Welcome to the official website of the EURIKHA project! We would like to take a moment to introduce you to our work: what we’re doing, what we hope to achieve, and how we will use this website for that aim.
EURIKHA is a global research project looking at the emergence of social movements which privilege the rights and perspectives of people who experience severe mental distress, commonly termed: consumers, (service) users, survivors, ex-patients, and people with psychosocial disabilities – more on these terms later.
These movements have produced knowledge from these perspectives in many forms, including: research, advocacy, and activism. We hope to understand the emergence of these movements in their cultural and historical context, and their relation(s) to each other.
Ensuring our research is grounded in the experiences and views of service users, survivors, and people with psychosocial disabilities is of the utmost importance to us, which is where this website comes in.
We will publish updates from the project, host surveys and discussion forums, advertise events and other opportunities to participate in our research here. So please, contribute your thoughts on our work so far to help guide our research.
Head over to our About section for more details.