Mental Health Policy Research Unit Lived Experience Working Group

Apply by 25 February - Midnight

Call for applications from mental health service users and carers: involvement in a Lived Experience Working Group for a new Mental Health Policy Research Unit.

The Department of Health has set up a new Mental Health Policy Research Unit (PRU), run by a research team based at University College London and Kings College London. This Unit will carry out a programme of policy-relevant research over the next five years, as agreed with the Department of Health.

PRU is offering paid involvement to up to 12 people with personal experience of using mental health services, or caring for friends or family members who have used services, through joining a Lived Experience Working Group for the PRU.

Working Group members will attend regular meetings, and use their first-hand knowledge of mental distress and mental health service use to help guide the work of the Unit. Involvement will be offered as and when required: this is likely to approximate to one day’s involvement per month.

You will need some previous experience of contributing to research or mental health service development, as well as your personal experience of using services or supporting a friend or family member who uses services.

Further information about the role and details of how to apply are available here.

  • The closing date for applications is: Midnight, Sunday 25 February
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March

Research assistant / service user researcher post

Apply by 25 February

ENRICH is a Research programme offering peer support for people being discharged from psychiatric wards.

This is a new St George's, University Service User Researcher role based at Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.

SGUL5 0.8 FTE, fixed term for 15 months

Based in Chertsey and Guildford, Surrey, UK

  • The closing date is 25 February
  • Interview date is 6th March

Find out more and how to apply here

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