At Health in Mind we strive to provide the best possible service to all.
However, we know that there is always room for improvement and we are seeking people who have used the Health in Mind service to help us shape it.
If you have access Health in Mind previously, there are lots of ways in which you can be helpful.
In what ways can you be involved?
Depending on your interests and how much or little time you have to spare there are different options you may wish to get involved in:
• Peer Support:
Helping and meeting others who have experienced similar difficulties or circumstances in a variety of ways, offering hope and support as an equal.
• Being part of the Service User Steering Group.
This involves attending meetings and providing your view based on your experience to help shape Health in Mind.
• Being part of the interview panel when we recruit new staff.
• Being part of an email review group.
You may not be able to come to meetings but willing to give your views via email, for example on publicity and letters, or your thoughts on the way we plan to do things.
The benefits of being involved
• You can meet people with similar life-experiences.
• You can develop new skills.
• You can build up confidence.
• You can help others improve their lives and thereby use your experience of overcoming difficulties in a positive way.