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Could you use your own experiences of using mental health services to help others?

Our team of Experts by Experience help to improve, develop and evaluate the support that’s available locally to people with a mental health issue.

We recognise that there are many ways that people gain understanding and expertise in mental health, and one of the most important is from lived experience. Experts by Experience use their own experiences of a mental health issue and using mental health services to help inform and improve the ways that support is delivered to others.

What would be involved?

What skills and experience would I need?

What do I get from taking part?

What support will there be for me?

How do I get involved?

You can complete the short form attached, or fill it out online at

Your information will be stored in line with our privacy statement, which can be found on our website Solent Mind | for better mental health

If you’d like more information or to chat about what is involved, please email Louise,

What happens next?

Once we will receive your application form we will get in touch with you within 7 days to arrange a chat. After this, you’ll be invited to attend some training to help you share your story, build your communication skills, tips on managing your wellbeing, how to claim your expenses, and what to expect.

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