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What is the Influence and Participation Toolkit?

The toolkit is designed to help you involve people with lived experience of mental health problems when developing your organisation and services.

This section of the toolkit explains what influence and participation means, how the toolkit was developed, and how you can use it in your work.


See the difference between influence, participation, and leadership. 


Learn why we developed the toolkit, and how it might help you.

How to use

Learn how to use the toolkit, and what sections it includes.


See how we developed the toolkit, and who we involved.


See which people and organisations contributed to the toolkit.


There are different terms to describe lived experience work. Read our glossary to see what they mean.

Other ways to get involved

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