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What's in the toolkit?

Each section includes information, tools, tips and templates, as well as some practical examples to give you ideas and steer you towards positive influence and participation.

You'll also find some short films. These include interviews with Mind staff and people with lived experience of mental health problems who have participated in and influenced Mind's work. They've shared their experiences in their own words about what helped in the process – and importantly, what didn’t.

Finally, we’ve included links to other organisations you can go to for further information and resources.

You can dip in and out of each section as you need to. For example:

  • You can use the toolkit to explain the concept of influence and participation to new members of staff.
  • If you’re looking for new and creative ways for people to participate in and influence your work, you may find some helpful case studies and examples to draw on.
  • If you’ve come up against challenges, you can use the tools to help you to think about and come up with strategies to overcome them.

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