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Our Story

Why did we create Reconnect?

Our purpose is to use our lived and professional experience to offer a more hopeful view of depression. We aim to help people understand the root cause of their depression rather than trying to numb symptoms. We believe a friendly community and access to support that helps people feel better in their minds and bodies can lead to growth.


Joe had a vision for the support and community he needed while experiencing depression.


Joe travelled throughout Asia and Australia and explored how other cultures view community and mental health.


Joe conducted Reconnect’s research, which involved over 1000 UK adults.


Reconnect was accepted into the Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd’s Start-up programmes, which provided grant funding.


Gillian and Joe hosted the Reconnect pilot project, which was evaluated by a researcher from the University of East London.

Why are we a Social Enterprise?

People matter more to us than profit, which is why we’re a Social Enterprise.

We’re legally committed to reinvesting the majority of any profits to keep Reconnect affordable. Our binding asset lock ensures that our assets will stay with the community.

As a verified member of Social Enterprise UK, we’re proud to be part of a movement using business for social change. We’re grateful for the support from Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd, who have assisted us with grant funding, education, and networking.