We are the ‘Healthcare Problem Solvers’. We know the problems in healthcare and focus our attention on developing solutions to these. We like to keep things simple, we build and develop solutions in collaboration with our clients utilising their existing resources and skills to ensure their health, mental health and wellbeing goals are achieved. We say ‘A problem solved is well…. a problem solved’
We love sustainable business models and know it can be hard to find the right fit in Health and Mental Healthcare. We support projects and organisations to monetise their services and ensure trading income is the key driver for their activities. In addition to this we support projects to measure the social impact of their work and health benefits. We have a mixed head and heart approach to research, so we use qualitative and quantitative approaches to measure impact.
We value and advocate for people to use their own personal health experiences to contribute to finding solutions. We believe that no-one is better placed to understand services, gaps in provision and ways to address them than those that use them. As a result we are active in embedding people who are expert through experience in positions of equal power and using their voices and skills in all areas of our solutions.
With 20 collective years working in the field (as well as being humans ourselves), we at Chanua are perfectly placed to lead innovation in health, mental health and wellbeing. Like a beautiful cake, we mix our clinical, academic and personal expertise and top it off with common sense. We don’t settle for mediocrity, keeping on top of effective solutions using both evidence based approaches and expertise through experience in order to support projects and organisations to provide services we would be happy to use and pass the Chanua friends and family test.
We value community development approaches and embed it in all the work that we do. We believe that services should be co-developed with and lead by community members. Our team supports organisations to use these approaches within the work they do.