There has been a decades-long movement to increase what gets called lived experience, service user, or patient involvement in the design and delivery of mental health services, programmes, projects, and research. There are now many groups and activists working in a range of ways and contexts to bring much-needed lived experience perspectives to spaces dominated by those positioned as “professionals”. A big pull, I think, for those who want to “do” involvement and co-production, is the hope that things may change for the better for other people who experience mental ill-health, distress and trauma.
We are delighted to welcome The Migraine Trust as a new Coalition for Personalised Care (C4PC) Partner.
We are delighted to welcome The Migraine Trust as a new Coalition for Personalised Care (C4PC) Partner. Founded in 1965, they the UK’s leading research and support charity for the 10m people affected by migraine. Their aims are to fund and promote research, support people affected, and campaign for better diagnosis, care, and treatment access.
The importance of co-production There are many reasons that underpin the need for co-production, but the most fundamental one goes to the heart of this project.
Between 2019 and 2022, the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University undertook research on behalf of the Centre for Ageing Better, Leeds City Council (LCC) and the Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) into the effectiveness of the neighbourhood network (NN) model in the City of Leeds.
Understanding the identity of lived experience researchers and providers: a conceptual framework and systematic narrative review
Identity is how we understand ourselves and others through the roles or social groups we occupy. This review focuses on lived experience researchers and providers and the impact of these roles on identity.