"I am proud to be an Expert by Experience and encourage anyone with lived experience to get involved and speak out."

Matt, Expert By Experience
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Play your part improving local mental health services

Our Experts by Experience play a vital role in helping say how mental health services are designed and delivered in Derbyshire
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“I'm speaking up, raising issues, asking questions and meeting the most amazing people along the way”

Hazel, Expert by Experience
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The voice of lived experience sits at the heart of all we do

We are the commissioned mental health engagement service for Derby and Derbyshire. We champion the voice of lived experience so that mental health service receivers and carers can have a greater say in the services they use. We create opportunities where people can be listened to and ensure their experiences are increasingly at the centre of how services are designed and delivered.

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Our work

From engaging with the local community, to working with our Experts by Experience, there are lots of different ways we're making a difference to mental health services in Derbyshire. Take a look at some of the things we have been working on.

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We are currently recruiting volunteers to the Expert by Experience role!

We need Experts by Experience with energy and enthusiasm, who are passionate about improving mental health services in Derbyshire. There are a variety of ways you can get involved with what we do.  

What skills do I need to be an Expert by Experience?

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Good listening skills

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Good communication skills, and being to work with a wide range of people

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The ability to record experiences, and give feedback about these experiences 

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Being able to put yourself in someone else's position

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A flexible and positive attitude

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