It’s important in any influence and participation activity – even if you’re not sure how to go about things or have concerns – that you don’t shy away. Seek advice, ask questions and above all else, don’t worry. Influence and participation is not without its challenges, but very few problems are insurmountable.
In this short film, Sarah-Jane and Charlotte from Mind discuss some of the problems and challenges explored in this section. Including working with a new local area, evaluation and making reasonable adjustments.
These top tips for a successful project have been compiled by Sheffield User Survivor Trainers (SUST), a network of mental health trainers with lived experience of mental health problems and using mental health services.
You can read more about Sheffield User Survivor Trainers and its members’ experiences of influence and participation in their case study.
The Qur’an & Emotional Health project was established to learn how to engage more effectively with people from Muslim communities, and to better meet their needs in culturally appropriate ways.
These tips have been compiled as a result of the work and the feedback that was gathered afterwards.
You can read more about The Qur’an & Emotional Health project in their case study.