NAViGO Consultancy


We can help you with how to do it, because we do it ourselves, everyday 

We are now please to be able to offer consultancy and bespoke training services.

Here at NAViGO, we have an excellent and proven track record in turning values and ethics around mental health and social care into services that transform lives.

We are not the people to give you management speak and endless analysis: we are the people to help shape hearts and minds, build momentum,  develop innovative approaches and support getting things done. We can show you show, because we do, every day. We actually run and design services that are successful.

What have we achieved?

• Award winning service
Overall winner: The Guardian Public Service Awards 2011

Winner: Service Delivery (Complex Needs), The Guardian Public Service Awards 2011

Winner: Best Public Sector Employee-Led Mutual Organisation Award, Philip Baxendale Awards 2011

Winner: Employee Ownership Rising Star Award, Philip Baxendale Awards 2011

Please click here for more information on NAViGO's achievements.

• Put service users and carers at the heart of everything we do

“The biggest change that I like about NAViGO is that we have now stopped paying lip service to service users and carers and have given them a proper say on how the service should be run and developed.”
Maureen Potter,
Assistant manager, Tukes

“Let me begin by congratulating you and the Team for what for me was an emotional AGM.

“Emotional because I have been with you all from the beginning and see the rewards that our hard work and effort is to mental health service users.”
Brian Hoser
community member

• Redesigned mental health services to make them state of art, award winning and really and truly innovative

“The Harrison Unit (where the nursing staff showed us around) demonstrated the values, innovation, knowledge and approachability of your services.”
Richard Adkin
Interim services manager - mental health, Medway Council

• Getting service users paid employment (including in our own workforce)

“I love working in the Brighowgate café. Being part of Tukes gives you a reason to get out of bed every morning. All the staff have been really supportive.”
Karen Stuud
Waitress, Tukes

• Taken mental health services out of the NHS and set up a not for profit social enterprise – owned by staff, run by staff, service users and our local community

“I joined NAViGO so that my voice and my partner’s voice can be heard to make positive change for the structure of mental health services for its service users, family members and their carers.” Marie Fitzgerald, full time carer, community member

• Handed over all of our estates and “hotel” services to Tukes (our own employment and training scheme) to create training and jobs for people with MH problems
• Design and deliver bespoke, ethical training packages nationally and internationally, including supervising RESPECT training in non-aversively managing and preventing violence for other trusts, care providers, council services and educational facilities.

“One of the best and most valuable courses I’ve been on in terms of content, materials, instructors and delivery.” CAMHS trainee clinical psychologist, Milton Keynes Council
Talking about RESPECT training.


NAViGO Consultancy: What we can offer you?
Support in achieving quality services
Mental health and employment
Learning from service users experience 
Our move to social enterprise
Independent second opinion service
Meet our consultants

Contact us

For an informal discussion about your requirements please contact either Dr Flintoft or Kevin Bond:

Tel: (01472) 583004 / 583001

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Please contact us for prices based on bespoke, tailor made packages to suit you and your organisation. Discounts are available for longer pieces of work Packages are 100 per cent flexible and can be designed to your specific needs.