NEON Collection: Donate a story
How to donate your story
Donating your story to the NEON collection is a simple three-stage process:
First, you’ll need to read some information about how we’ll use your story in the NEON trial intervention, how we’ll keep it safe, and about your right to withdrawal if you change your mind.
Next, you’ll need to fill out a form to provide your consent for us to use your story, providing your name and email address. We’ll keep this for our records.
Finally, a member of the NEON team will get in touch with you by email to arrange the transfer of your story so that we can check whether it can be included.
You may wish to use our template to guide you in presenting your story. This is completely optional and only applicable to text-based stories.
Please note, however, that we do accept all donations in all formats.
You can also check your eligibility and sign up to the NEON trials at recoverystories.uk
Diversity in the NEON Collection
We are committed to the NEON Collection being as diverse as possible, including:
- To ensure we have stories that represent a wide range of experiences, so that people who access the collection have the best possible chance of finding stories that ‘speak’ to their own situations
- Because we recognise that people from minorities within society can be disproportionately affected by mental health issues
Our commitment to diversity includes actively working to increase our range of perspectives, with a current focus on ethnicity, sexuality, neurodiversity and gender diversity.
To that end, we would particularly welcome the stories of people from the following groups, who are currently under-represented in the NEON Collection:
a) Black, Asian and other minority ethnicities
b) Minority sexualities (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer people …)
c) Neurodivergent perspectives (e.g. people on the Autism spectrum or with ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia …)
d) Minority genders (gender-fluid, intersex, non-binary, trans people …)
We do however welcome all story donations from all people, and from narrators located anywhere in the world.
Please note that the terms used above reflect the diverse identities and experiences of British society, and alternative terms may be preferred in other countries.