Thursday, 9 August 2012

Chipmunks and publishing

A fellow blogger at Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, Claire, suggested posting about a social enterprise she had come across recently. Chipmunkapublishing  "gives a voice to people with mental illness and (is a) niche publisher with expertise in the mental health field of mental health service users' empowerment, carer empowerment and disability empowerment."

It's worth taking a look at the website, not only to see the books currently being published, but also to look for opportunities. It seems that the company is always looking for people who wish to write about their experiences, and also for volunteers who are willing to take on a variety of roles, from editing to marketing.

Jason Pegler is one of the founders of the company. He says, "Chipmunkapublishing is a platform to allow people to tell the truth about how people with mental health issues are treated by society, the mental health system, the state and the status quo. I want others to follow in my footsteps and help Chipmunkapublishing break down the taboo on mental health once and for all".

The company is based in the UK, but works with people round the world.

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