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The Influence and Participation Toolkit

The Influence and Participation Toolkit is a valuable resource for anyone whose organisation or workplace wants to engage with people with mental health problems in a meaningful way. 

The aim is to help you involve people with lived experience when developing your work. We encourage you to use the templates and tools from this toolkit, as well as creating your own.


This section of the toolkit explains what influence and participation means. It tells you how the toolkit was developed, and suggests how you can use it.


This section explains why involving people with lived experience is so important. It covers the benefits to your organisation and those taking part.


This section explains how to plan your participation, with information on methods of involving people, planning involvement, and gathering feedback.

Overcoming challenges

Challenges can often turn into barriers for participation. In this section, see some of the most common barriers, and learn how to overcome these.

Case studies and tools

In this section, you’ll find all the tools and case studies mentioned in the toolkit in one place. There are links to external resources to make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Leave us your feedback

Have you found the toolkit helpful? What work has it supported you with? What hasn’t worked? Please leave your feedback so that we can continue to develop and improve.

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