Collaboration and Co-creation
We work alongside and in collaboration with people, professionals and collectives that align with our vision of mental health care.
Rights Based Approach to Mental Health
We view mental health from the perspective of the rights of users and clients who access support services.
Intersection of Identities with Mental Health
We recognize that mental health does not exist in a vacuum. We acknowledge how the experiences of people from diverse identity locations of gender, sexuality, caste, class, age, and ability can impact their mental health in unique ways.
Inclusive and Inviting of All Identities
We hope to be and keep working towards being a safe, respectful, and affirming space for individuals and communities of diverse gender identities, sexual identities, caste, class, age, and ability.
Questioning Norms and Systems of Oppression
We strongly believe that there is no cookie cutter approach to mental health. Hierarchies in the mental health care system that do not take individual needs into account must be challenged. We question and call out systems like patriarchy, heteronormativity, gender binary, casteism, and ableism that oppress or marginalize people. We acknowledge how this marginalization impacts mental health.
Prioritizing Accessibility Across Experiences
We hope to make our platform, its resources and its content easily accessible to any individual who may come with experiences of difficulty in reading, vision, and/or hearing.
Accountability and Responsibility
We strive to always hold responsibility and accountability towards our values and our vision of mental health care through empathy, consistent dialogue, openness to feedback, and recognition of diversity in experiences.
Restoring Agency and Choice to the User
We believe that people have the expertise and know-how to make decisions for their personal mental health care. We intend to keep the you at the centre of your mental health journey.
Communities Support Communities
TheMindClan thrives as a community by relying on and amplifying the voices of fellow communities of friendships, allies, people and collectives who are passionate about mental health and who uphold similar values and hopes as ours.
Unlearning Biases and Recognizing Privilege
We recognize and acknowledge the privileges we hold. To remain accountable, we are dedicated to constantly learning and unlearning the conscious and unconscious biases that our privileges come with.