The Influence and Participation Toolkit has been developed by Mind, but it is recognised as a valuable resource for anyone whose organisation or workplace wants to engage with people with mental health problems in a meaningful way. It is available publicly and anyone can use it. Its aim is to enable you to meaningfully involve people with lived experience in the development of your work and organisation. We encourage you to use the templates and tools here, in this toolkit, as well as creating your own to support your work.
It is essential to plan people’s participation effectively and use methods suitable for the outcome you are hoping to achieve. This section guides you through this, including information on planning, methods and giving feedback.
In this section you’ll find all the tools and case studies mentioned in the toolkit in one place. Links to external resources are also listed, making it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.