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Reviewing Mind's information

We want to make sure our mental health information reflects real life experiences. Each one of our resources is reviewed by people with personal experience of the topic before it's published.

Could you help us by being one of them?

If you'd like to use your experience of mental health problems to help us improve our information, apply for one of our reviewing opportunities. 

Current topics being reviewed

Menopause and mental health

We’re developing new information on menopause and mental health and we’re looking for people with lived experience to review it.

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve developed mental health problems during menopause. Or if it’s made your existing mental health problems worse.

You don’t need any special skills to be a reviewer. Just a willingness to use your experience to help us to improve our information.

Current topics being reviewed

We don't currently have any opportunities to get involved in reviewing our information. We will add information to this page when something becomes available.

Please check back here again soon. Or see our section on what to do if you have experience of a topic which isn't being reviewed.

Who can review?

To apply to be a reviewer you should:

  • Have personal experience of the topic we're reviewing
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Feel able to take on the work – if you're not feeling well right now consider whether reading about subjects close to your own experiences might be upsetting

How to apply

Please click on the button below to apply to be a reviewer. This will take you to an application form where you can share your details with us. 

The application deadline is Monday 4 March 2024 at 9am.

Apply to be a reviewer

We'll aim to get back to you within a week to let you know whether you've been successful. If there have been a lot of applications and we haven't been able to select you this time, we'll let you know.

Any personal information you give us will be used solely to select a review panel. We will hold this information securely. 

What happens if I'm chosen as a reviewer?

  • We'll email you the information we'd like your feedback on and a questionnaire about it.
  • We'll give you a deadline to return it to us by email. Usually you'll have about a week to do the review. We recommend you spend no longer than 1-2 hours on it in total.
  • Don't worry if spelling and grammar aren't your strong point. We aren't expecting you to edit the information. We just want you to tell us your thoughts based on your experience of the topic.

Your feedback will help us develop our information. We want to make sure it's appropriate and reflects people's real-life experiences. 

We'll store your comments electronically, so we have evidence to back up the information we publish. We won't keep your name alongside them. Your comments will be stored anonymously. We never share or publish your health information without your consent.

Payment

We're very grateful for feedback from reviewers. We pay each reviewer £25 to say thank you for their time.

If you think this payment might affect your benefits, you should contact your local benefit office or Citizens Advice for advice before applying.

I have experience of a topic that isn't being reviewed

If you have experience of a topic that isn't currently being reviewed, these are some ways that you can help:

  • Sign up to our lived experience newsletter. This is a regular email which lists opportunities to use your experiences of mental health to support our work. This includes any updates to the mental health topics that we're currently reviewing.
  • Leave feedback on any of our information pages, at any time. Scroll down any information page until you reach the box saying 'Was this information useful?' Click 'yes' or 'no', and then click 'tell us more' to leave feedback about that page.
  • Write a blog about your experiences of mental health, as part of our your stories section.

You could also support our work at Mind in lots of other ways. Visit our get involved pages to find many ways to support our work. This includes other volunteering opportunities, and ways to support our campaigns.

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