As a Scotland-wide network we are made of a diverse bunch of people working across different areas, but we are also part of a community of shared values & goals.
- Collaborate: we aim to build a community sharing resources and perspectives through mutual aid
- Empower/Create: we aim to develop links with health and social struggles through accessible community education and engagement in radical health care
- Act: we aim to take collective action and environmental, social and health injustices created by a system that perpetuates ill health
Solidarity & Mutual Aid: we value standing in solidarity with each other and actively participating in mutual aid for collective gain. We recognise that we are stronger together and can learn from each others’ struggles.
Collective Empowerment: we value finding and sharing skills so as to free ourselves from dependency on the hierarchies of accepted knowledge and power and to create community wellbeing. We believe that knowledge and collective action are liberating. Everyone is a teacher; everyone is a student.
Celebration: we value humour, joy and having fun. We want to create spaces where celebration is a priority. When empowered people engage in positive organising it is cause for celebration. Through this we look to build optimism within our communities.
Autonomy: we value a diversity of approaches, people and places. We encourage and respect autonomy in our decision making and action.
Interconnection & Responsibility: we value our land and history, acknowledging that our health is intrinsically related to the health of the land, air water, and each other. We take seriously our responsibility to the land, and to each other, in maintaining our communities’ health and wellbeing.
Resistance: we value collective action, and recognise and struggle against the inequalities, prejudices and profit motive which causes widespread environmental destruction and holds us in a system of ill health. We aim to create communities of resistance to find real well being through challenging both existing power structures and our own, personal approaches to health