Help enable research into psychedelics for mental health

The Psychedelic Society is calling on the UK government to reschedule psilocybin, a compound that has been called a ‘breakthrough’ treatment for mental health. Recent trials using psilocybin to treat depression and anxiety have returned staggering results, with 80% of patients reporting improved wellbeing or life satisfaction for up to six months from just a single dose.

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What is Psilocybin?

Psilocybin is a non-addictive, non-toxic compound found in hundreds of species of mushrooms. It has been used by humans for thousands of years to maintain good mental and social health.

Recent studies suggest psilocybin could alleviate common mental health issues better than any available treatment. However, it was outlawed in 2005, making it unavailable to those who need it.

We believe that the conscious use of psychedelics can help create a more compassionate and joyful world.

Psychedelics have been used by humans for tens of thousands of years for healing and spiritual development. After decades of misinformation, and outlawing on political as opposed to scientific grounds, the potential of these substances is starting to be recognised again. We exist to reinstate the public understanding of and access to psychedelics in the UK and beyond.

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What we do

Experience Retreats

Our Psychedelic Experience Retreats allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The retreats take place monthly in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal.

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Community & Events

We bring people together and build the public understanding of psychedelics through hosting a wide range of events including talks, film screenings, yoga, meditation, gong baths, dance and breathwork.

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Campaigning for Access

We are currently calling on the UK government to reschedule psilocybin, a psychedelic compound found in hundreds of species of mushroom, to facilitate the development of new treatments for depression & anxiety.

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New to psychedelics?

Psychedelics (from the Greek psyche: mind, delos: make visible, reveal) are substances that induce a heightened state of consciousness characterised by a hyperconnected brain state. Studies suggest psychedelics could be a breakthrough therapy for mental health issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD, and PTSD through their ability to work on a deep emotional as well as biological level.

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Latest news

November update: We're turning 4 years old!

Join our 4th birthday celebrations on Saturday 1st December We can hardly believe it, but the Psychedelic Society is turning 4 years old! In that time: We've run 26 Experience Retreats for 345 participants 37,000 people ... Read more

October update

Upcoming Events Events at the Psychedelic Society's new space in Homerton Sat 13th Oct Psychedelic Social: DMT & 5-MeO-DMT Mon 15th Oct Durga Kali Mythic Yoga Flow: Empower & Breathe Tue 16th Oct Reson... Read more

September update

Welcome to the September update! We have a new home! We are delighted to announce that the Psychedelic Society has a new home, the top floor of a beautiful warehouse right next to Homerton station. The grand opening of the space will take pla... Read more