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You can get valuable input at a strategic level by having people with lived experience sitting on boards as trustees.

People can influence and participate by using their specialist knowledge and skills. All while gaining a deeper insight into an organisation's strategic direction.

Case study

Sarah Rae has been a Mind trustee since 2011. She explains the ways her involvement has benefited her and Mind.

Read about Sarah's experiences

"Working with Mind has been a richly rewarding experience which has led to personal growth and skills development. My involvement has never felt tokenistic, it has it has given me a great sense of purpose and played an enormous part in my ongoing recovery."

Sarah Rae, Mind trustee

Things to consider 

  • How much time will potential trustees need to commit?
  • What are the terms of membership?
  • How will you recruit people with specific skills in addition to personal experience, if you need to?

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