The Mindful Social
The Mindful Social Innovation (MSI) Lab program is an experiential, collaborative and cross-sectoral experience for individuals and organizations in low- to high-resource settings globally to partner with people with lived experience in order to identify complex mental health system challenges and co-design mental health social innovations.
In this flagship program participants will:
By the end of the program, participants will have developed a wide array of deliverables that can be used to fund, implement, and evaluate their social innovation, including: a full grant proposal and pitch deck, a stakeholder and donor engagement plan, a monitoring & evaluation framework, a risk and mitigation strategy, an implementation plan, and a budget.
Participants will also have exclusive access to opportunities led by the Global MINDS Collective that support pitching, seed funding, and on-going coaching and mentorship.
is both a deeply personal and highly social undertaking. It requires a belief in oneself to be an agent of change. It entails a deep awareness and understanding of what the current state is, but also an unwavering optimism and commitment to imagining and striving to achieve what could be. It involves an intentional practice of being non-judgemental and open to learning from multiple perspectives. It necessitates an ability to embrace uncertainty and failure as opportunities for growth, and not to fear or avoid. Above all, it demands compassion and authenticity, including a profound acceptance of and connection to the self, to others, and to what is ‘bigger than ourselves.’
Starting in 2024, the MSI Lab program will be offered virtually twice per year, run by Dr. Arlene MacDougall (Founder), Raksha Sule (Co-Founder), and other advisors and coaches within the Global MINDS Collective network. Details about cost, course
duration, and session dates will be available in early 2024.