F.E.E.L. (Friends of East End Loonies) meets regularly, every 3rd Monday of each month at The LARC Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES between 6.30-8.30pm - or for as long as you manage to be there. Drop ins and new faces are always welcome.

We are a self funded radical-progressive group that campaign for gentler approaches for the care of psychiatric patients. The group operates from the perspective of Survivors of Psychiatry and is open to service users, carers and professionals.  F.E.E.L. promote the arts and holistic pathways as ways to deal with mental distress.

December FEEL meeting 2010. From left top: 
Sarah Barratt, David Kessel, Brian Harvey, Charleen Elliott, 
Myra Garret, Joe Kelly, Nat Fonnesu

Our aim is to rise more awareness and concerns about the "Psychiatric Cosh", highlighting the damage of an over-medicalised system, while empowering people in finding their best solutions in managing their mental health/distress.

F.E.E.L. started meeting in November 2007 by an idea of the poet David Kessel, a retired physician and mental health activist, and Myra Garrett a remarkable phenomenal woman that has been living and working in Tower Hamlets, committing to the voluntary sector since 1976 and actively campaigning around health, housing and getting rid of nuclear weapons (Tower Hamlets CND) still today. Blog and social media have been created and are curated by Nathalie Fonnesu.

 The three of us with Dr Joanna Moncrieff at Kingsley Hall, May 2017

With this blog we also wish to offer a source of hope and inspiration to anyone that might be going trough a difficult time sharing relevant articles and links to valuable sites.We are working towards a common goal: join us in doing so.

Working together GREATER results can be achieved!