Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to email us on info@mac-uk.org.

The MAC team and our roles

How many people work in the MAC-UK team?
For the answer to this, please see the About Us section on our website.

Who is on MAC-UK’s board of trustees and what they do?
For the answer to this, please see The Team section on our website.

What is MAC-UK’s income or expenditure?
For details about MAC-UK’s finances, as well as individual project outcomes and general summaries of the past financial year, please see our Annual Report which can be downloaded from our website.

How MAC-UK was set up and how we work with young people

What is Streetherapy and how does it work?
For the answer to this, please see our Integrate page on our website.

What is the evidence base behind your work?
As a new and pioneering organisation, reliable and thorough research and evaluation of MAC-UK’s work is crucial. For details, please see the Research page on our website.

How was MAC-UK or the original Music and Change project set up?

MAC-UK and its original Music and Change project grew from the needs of the community it serves. It’s not easy to sum up how this was done in a few sentences but if you would like more details on our journey, here is where you can find the most useful information: – We run youth-led open days every three months. For more details and to book, please see the What we do section of our website. – We also offer training and consultancy which can be bespoke to tailor your specific needs. For more information on this service, please see the Training & Consultancy section of our website.

I want to set up a project, what’s the best way to get funding?
There are many ways of acquiring funding and the way MAC-UK went about it won’t necessarily be the best way for your project. We found the following very helpful:

 – Funding Central a free website for the voluntary and community sector, including social enterprises.

 – A book called Community Psychology: In Pursuit of Liberation and Wellbeing. Geoffrey Nelson, Isaac Prilleltensky (2005)

 – We also run Open Days every three months where those attending have the opportunity to learn more about us, meet the team as well as some of the young people we work with. For more details and to book please see the What we do section of our website.

Concern about young people

I know a young person who is involved with gangs. What do I do? Can you work with him/her?
At MAC-UK we use a peer to peer approach. This means that we work on a small and local level and young people refer their peers. So we don’t take referrals from elsewhere but if you are concerned about a young person you may find the Support page on our website helpful.

I am a young person with experiencing problems related to mental health/gangs – can you help me?
At MAC-UK we use a peer to peer approach. This means that we work on a small and local level and young people refer their peers. So we don’t take referrals from elsewhere but we have a Support page on our website which you may find helpful. It lists organisations, both locally in Camden and elsewhere, that offer support to young people.

I work with a young person who attends MAC-UK, can you share information with me about them?
At MAC-UK we are very keen to collaborate with other agencies. We are, however, bound by professional regulations so whether or not we can share information will depend on the young person’s age and other factors. To discuss this please contact Olive Maloney, MAC-UK clinical psychologist and senior project manager on 020 7722 9771.

Employment, work experience, placements or volunteering roles

I am a psychologist/OT/social worker/mental health professional and would like to offer my services to MAC-UK.
Thank you for your interest in MAC-UK, we are very grateful for the support we receive and are keen to hear from professionals. All paid and unpaid roles we are looking for are on the Vacancies page of our website, or otherwise please briefly outline your skills in no more than 200 words and email this to info@mac-uk.org. Unfortunately, as we have many requests like this, we are unable to accommodate everyone or respond to every request individually.

I am a psychologist/OT/social worker/mental health professional and would like to visit MAC-UK.
Thank you for your interest in MAC-UK.

Unfortunately, because we have many of these requests, we are unable to accommodate everyone or respond to every request individually. We do however offer Open Days every three months where those attending have the opportunity to visit MAC-UK, learn about what we do and meet some of the young people we work with. For details and to book your place please visit the What we do section of our website.

I am a psychologist/OT/social worker/mental health professional and would like to talk to Dr Charlie Howard (formerly Alcock) about partnership working.
Thank you for your interest in MAC-UK. Unfortunately, as we have many of these requests, we are unable to accommodate everyone or respond to every request individually. Please briefly outline your idea in no more than 200 words and email it to info@mac-uk.org.

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