Could you help develop resources to support understanding of how people with lived experience of mental health problems can influence and shape work?
We are looking to create a glossary of terms to help people’s understanding of the language used to describe lived experience influence and participation. We are also looking to create some examples to describe the different ways this work can happen.
The resource we create will support Mind staff and people with lived experience to understand what we mean when we talk about influence and participation.
We are looking for a person with lived experience of mental health problems. We encourage applications from people who haven’t used or heard of these terms before or who haven’t worked in this area and can provide a fresh perspective.
It is desirable but not essential for the successful applicant to be someone who hasn’t used or heard of terms such as ‘lived experience’ or ‘influence and participation’ etc. before or who haven’t worked in the area and can provide a fresh perspective.
We value the power of diversity and are particularly interested in hearing from under represented communities. We embrace the different perspectives that each of us bring. We are creating an inclusive working environment where everyone is appreciated for being authentic and bringing their whole selves to work regardless of race, gender, age, disability, religion, identity, background and experience.
We will be working together in a small group of three people to create the resources, and decision making will be shared equally.
You will be working with:
There will be 2 x hour and half online sessions. These will be held between Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Exact timings will be agreed by the group. We will use Teams/Zoom to run the online sessions.
Please send answers to the questions below via email to [email protected]
If you would rather give your answers via by phone, please text or call on 07385968897 to arrange a time that would suit. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail with your number and we will get back to you.
Please answer the questions below:
Please check you have answered all the questions before sending your application.
Please apply by 8pm on Sunday 5 June 2022
Please use questions 5, 6 and 7 to let us know about your skills, experience and interest in this project. We will use these questions to decide who will take part.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to get back to all applications individually. If you have been successful, we will be in touch by 17 June.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Nicola, The Lived Experience Team