Shape mental health support across Greater Manchester

We are working with people and communities in Greater Manchester (GM) to shape mental health support. To ensure people with lived experience play a key role in this, we are looking for representatives to participate in the following opportunities:

  • Mental Health Lived Experience Leadership Forum
  • GM Adult Mental Health Delivery Board (facilitated by GM Health and Social Care Partnership)
  • GM Mental Health Programme Board (facilitated by GM Health and Social Care Partnership).

At the Independent Mental Health Network we value ourselves on being inclusive; brave; respectful; determined and innovative. If this sounds like you, read on and send in an application.

More information about each opportunity is below, applications are to be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 30th July. If you have any queries please get in touch with us at 

Join our ‘Lived Experience Leadership Forum’

The group will help to shape the future of mental health services across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, representing its diverse communities in an inclusive network.

The forum will meet on a monthly basis, ensuring that the lived experience voice is represented from the grassroots community level through to a Greater Manchester level. This will be essential to influencing change across the GM mental health network and ensuring mental health support is person-centred.

As a representative on the forum, you will shape the work plan and priorities, bringing in a wider range of experiences for wider communities. There will be the opportunity to discuss how we improve mental health support, services and education throughout GM, whilst holding people to account in a constructive manner where required.

This is a paid role and support will be provided by IMHN to carry it out. Full information about the post and how to apply can be found here.

GM Adult Mental Health Delivery Board

We are looking for lived experience representatives to join the GM Adult Mental Health Delivery Board meetings.

The aim of the role is to ensure that the lived experience voice is represented at a senior level, providing leadership in improving people’s experiences of mental health services and wellbeing support.

These meetings will cover a range of services provided across GM, including:

  • Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP)
  • Liaison mental health – Core 24
  • Out-of-Area Placements
  • Physical Health of people with severe mental illness (SMI)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Individual Placement Support (IPS)
  • Older Adults

The GM Adult Mental Health Delivery Board usually meets eight times a year.

This is a paid role and support will be provided by IMHN to carry it out. Full information about the post and how to apply can be found here.

GM Mental Health Programme Delivery Board

We are looking for lived experience representatives to join the Greater Manchester Mental Health Programme Delivery Board meetings.

The aim of the role is to ensure that the experiences of those accessing mental health support are represented at a senior level, providing leadership in improving the experience of mental health services and wellbeing support.

The key areas of work covered include:

  • 24/7 community-based access and crisis care for children and young people (CYP)
  • GM iTHRIVE network and CYP workforce development (NHS, Local Authority and
    Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector)
  • Mental and emotional wellbeing in education settings (schools)
  • Improving mental wellbeing, building the capacity and resilience of communities and
    suicide prevention
  • Perinatal and parent-infant mental health
  • Liaison mental health – core 24 access across GM
  • Enhanced adult crisis and urgent care options
  • Integrated Improving Access to Psychological Therapies / Primary Care Rapid
    Assessment Interface and Discharge

The GM Mental Health Programme Delivery Board usually meets 4 times a year.

This is a paid role and support will be provided by IMHN to carry it out. Full information about the post and how to apply can be found here.

Additionally, the link to apply for these opportunities can also be found here.

Published on July 14, 2020 at 3:40 pm

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