Thom Stewart The Mental Health Self-Advocate
Thom Stewart is a member of the cooperative movement and a mental health self-advocate.
Thom graduated with a First in Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Psychoanalytic Theory. Thom was a founding member of the user-led mental health charity Cosáin CLG, which offers peer support in Galway. He is a member of the workers’ cooperative Hope and Homes, offering home maintenance support to at-risk households, the climate cooperative Green Restoration Ireland, and the Solidarity Cooperative An Áit Eile. Thom’s recent work with An Ait Eile has been in the co-design of an out-of-hours mental health service in Galway City for Community Healthcare West.
His other main interest is in bringing the Community Land Trust model of permanently affordable housing and community asset governance to Ireland.