We promote humane, non-coercive mental health services

We are a network of people in the UK promoting the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing ‘psychosis’ or extreme states. We are part of an international movement of service users, survivors, activists, carers and professionals fighting for more humane, non-coercive mental health services.

People who hear voices, have visions or experience reality in different ways to those around them — and become overwhelmed by their experiences — are often referred to as experiencing ‘psychosis’. We believe that people can and do recover from difficulties which tend to be categorised under the term psychosis. This recovery can be with, without and sometimes despite psychiatric intervention.


What We Do


Soteria pioneers have written on philosophy, experience and research. Here too are articles and books presenting alternative approaches congruent with Soteria’s, and critical views of the state of psychiatry. Poetry and art are also featured!


Soteria Network is part of a wider movement for radical change in mental health approaches in the 21st century and therefore seeks to convey knowledge and awareness of these through providing links to a range of websites.

Get Involved

Becoming a member shows your support for our work and ensures that you will be kept up to date about Soteria Network events. Though it doesn’t cost anything to join, we do ask you to consider making a donation to the Soteria Network.


News, Views and Events


Book: Heavy Light by Horatio Clare

Heavy Light: A Journey Through Madness, Mania and Healing An extraordinary book: deeply moving, darkly funny and hugely powerful. It travels hard country: mania, paranoia, the huge collateral damage of madness. It shows its readers, unforgettably, what it is like...


Soteria Network AGM 30th Jan 2021 at 3pm

Why do we need Soteria Houses more than ever in the UK now? Why do we need Soteria Houses more than ever in the UK now? Tickets, Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite Event Information Soteria Network UK promotes the development of drug-free or minimum...