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Shaping London-wide mental health services

6th September 2018

The Advocacy Project has recently started working with NHS England and the Healthy London Partnership on the Adult Mental Health Transformation Programme.

We are recruiting service user and carer representatives for an exciting opportunity to shape London-wide mental health services.

The programme has six workstreams:

  • Increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
  • Digital IAPT
  • Early intervention in psychosis
  • MH in Integrated Care Systems
  • London Mental Health Transformation Board
  • Perinatal mental health

The workstreams are varied in scope and purpose, but most have a role in:

  • Interpreting national guidance
  • Developing London-wide recommendations and resources
  • Providing information and advice to commissioners and providers

Service user and carer representatives will be working on the workstreams alongside NHS professionals from across London.

What we are looking for

The Advocacy Project is currently looking for two service user and carer volunteers per workstream to make sure that the user’s voice is represented at meetings. A wider network of service users and carers will be recruited to review papers and contribute their views to the programme.

All service users and carers will be supported to take on the responsibilities of the project and will receive ongoing support and supervision to make sure they are genuinely involved in the workstream meetings and planning.

There are different levels of involvement – a role for everyone.

We hope this important role will provide a pathway to employment or other opportunities for those involved.

Want to be involved?

Please see the role description for more information or contact Bonnie Studd at  Phone 020 3960 7910.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and fill in the equal opportunities form

If you need support completing the application form, you can call Bonnie who will fill out the form on the phone with you.

We will follow up on all applications or inquiries with a phone call and will invite you for an informal interview if you wish to proceed.

We would like you to apply by Monday 17th September so that we can plan your involvement but we will continue to accept applications after this date.

Not sure if the role is for you?

Please get in touch and we can talk about how you could be involved or other opportunities that may be available to you.

Help us to spread the word!

Please pass the details of the opportunity onto anyone that may be interested. We want to make sure that we represent the view of London and include the views of a large network of people.