We need your experience and support in order to make sure that services are coordinated, efficient and of high quality. There are lots of different opportunities for people to get involved but everything that we do has one purpose – to help services work in the best way possible for the people that use them.
Who can get involved?
- People with a wide range of mental health conditions using primary and secondary care services or not using services at all;
- People with dementia;
- People with autism.
How can you get involved?
- Share your experiences of using health and social care services;
- Receive information provided by the service (e.g. bulletins and newsletters);
- Become a steering group member;
- Become an Expert by Experience.
What does a steering group member do?
As a steering group member you will:
- Attend a monthly steering group meeting (meetings are two hours long and held during the afternoon).
- Apply your knowledge and experience of mental health services to support the 3 main aims of the steering group. These are to:-
- Support the development of the service.
- Analyse the information the service gathers.
- Help agree on action and priorities and evaluate the impact and outcomes of the service.
Role description for: Steering Group Member
What does an Expert by Experience do?
As an Expert by Experience you will:
- Help gather information from your local community and networks about what people think is good and bad about services and their ideas for improvement. E.g. from groups you attend, friends etc.
- Attend meetings that allow you to share your experiences and those of others.
- Help services look for solutions to issues that have been identified.
Role description for: Expert by Experience
Let us know how you would like to be involved
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