The Future Leaders Club and The Kaleidoscope Plus Group are inviting people from all walks of life to come together, share ideas, and co-design community ventures to hack mental health stigma.

Come and join us in our collaborative space at #AddVentureMind for a FREE weekend of social innovation on 18th and 19th November 2017, 9:30am to 5:00pm.

You will:

1. Share ideas and co-design a community venture to end Mental Health stigma and contribute towards a white paper
2. Become a social innovator
3. Enhance your design thinking, social innovation and leadership skills

Are you ready to become an AddVenturer?

Become an AddVenturer and take part in this exciting weekend, where your ideas and findings will contribute towards a white paper to end Mental Health stigma. This is your opportunity to bring out that creative streak to further support fellow citizens and communities. No previous experience needed.


Despite the recent growth and interest in the social enterprise there are several factors holding it back from reaching its full potential as a catalyst for widespread change. One major hurdle is the lack of opportunity to take a social change idea; test and develop it into a viable venture, and then to finally bring the idea to fruition. We recognise this lack of capacity building opportunities in Birmingham [and wider] for people with great ideas to help their community.

Vision & Mission

The vision for the AddVenture Weekend is to provide an energising social enterprise ecosystem which enables social change to thrive, resulting in widespread and transformative social outcomes. Through the AddVenture Launchpad, our mission is to provide a platform for local people to convert their passion and ideas for social good into real social impact at scale, across the UK, using collaborative design thinking and co-production.

An overview of what we have planned for you AddVenturers:

Day 1: Saturday 18th November, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Define and understand the challenges of ending mental health stigma
Build the teams
Discover the possibilities
Design the potential solution
Build the prototype

Day 2: Sunday 19th November, 9:30am to 5:00pm

Refine best solution
Horizon scanning
Refine the prototype
Deliver your pitch
Decide the destiny

By the end of Day 2, AddVenturers will have co-designed and voted for a Birmingham community venture to end Mental Health stigma, forming part of a white paper.

To book your place on the FREE #AddVentureMind Weekend please click here to visit the Eventbrite page.

For further information please contact the Future Leaders Club on 0330 100 5272 or 07984 678543.