Help us influence the Mental Health Act

An independent review of the Mental Health Act is starting and we want to make sure that Mind’s contribution is rooted in people’s experiences. In particular we want to foreground the views and experiences of people from the black and minority ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected by the Act.

We are recruiting 5-6 people with experience of detention under the Mental Health Act* and other relevant skills to form a steering group, along with Mind staff, to guide our work on reform of the Mental Health Act. 

The consultants will shape and steer our wider influencing activity with people with lived experience and help develop policy recommendations based on what people tell us and other evidence. 

It will involve 4-7 days’ freelance work over the next year, mainly between December 2017 and summer 2018. Closing date for applications is Thursday 30 November at 5pm.

Download a full role description and application form.

*We may make an exception about experience of detention for someone with a particularly strong background in understanding the perspectives of, and working with, people from BME communities.

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