Entries by Stephanie

What is power?

Alistair Shand, Asset Coach at Mayday Trust, looks at the importance of a question that isn’t often asked. What is power and what role should it take when working with people going through tough times?

System Reflect

There’s a lot of talk within the sector around strength based practice and asset based work, but what does it mean to really work in a genuinely person-led way? Based on years of experience developing a whole systems approach to strength based work, we are delighted to present System Reflect, a one day session that […]

Inequality – what next?

May Read, Chief Operating Officer at Mayday Trust looks at an alternative approach to looking at equality and inequality. As a sector have we lost that human connection?

Giving Wisely

May Read, Chief Operating Officer at Mayday Trust explores that reoccurring question asked by many, to give or not to give. Do we need change or do we actually need Systems Change?

The Story of Dr. Quality and Ms. PTS

Mayday’s Executive Assistant Quality Assurance Manager, Ciara Killeen looks at how the personalised, transitional and strength based mentality has crept into every aspect of her role – even leading to those Jekyll and Hyde moments!

Subculture of the Frustrated

Mayday Trust Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, Lynn Mumford looks at the challenges of funding a personalised, transitional and strength based approach in a deficit based system and whether frustration can actually fuel the change that is needed.