Who we are

From engaging with the local community, to working with our Experts by Experience, we are always working towards improving mental health services for everyone in Derby and Derbyshire.

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Our role in more detail

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Informing our membership  

Because ‘knowledge is power’ we try to keep our membership up to date. This is done through our e-bulletins, social media platforms and newsletters. We provide timely information on service developments and opportunities for people to have their say.

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Gathering feedback about services

We encourage our volunteer Experts and our wider membership to tell us how well services are meeting their needs. Feedback is used in different ways to shape and influence service design and delivery.

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Supporting Experts improve services

We provide individual support and peer support meetings for our Expert volunteers. They share their experiences and provide invaluable advice to those who are designing and delivering services.

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Championing involvement

We promote the involvement of the voice of lived experience across the mental health system. We also highlight barriers to involvement and produce tools to educate and inspire, like our Good Practice Guide.

Meet the Team

Meet the team who are supporting Experts by Experience to create improvements to mental health services in Derbyshire.

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How you can connect with us:

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If you would like to tell us about your experience of mental health services complete our online feedback form 
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If you'd prefer to speak to a member of the team, contact us directly. We would love to hear from you
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If you would like to find out more about becoming an Expert by Experience please visit our volunteering section
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