Would you like to be involved in how our Mental Health Services are delivered?

Involving patients, carers and families is crucial to ensure we hear the voices of those with lived experience of mental health issues. Your views are vital in helping us deliver our services, make changes to our services and act as a critical friend.

The Involvement team help and support several Involvement Focus Groups in the Trust and are always looking for new members to join these groups. 

If you have lived experience of mental health issues or carer for someone with a mental health issue and would like to have a voice in how are services are delivered please contact the Involvement Team for more details by emailing lpft.involvement@nhs.net or telephone 01529 222245 or 07773 206341.

Some of the Involvement Focus Groups that we are currently facilitating are:-

Building Together Focus Group

This group is supporting the design and construction of new adult inpatient mental health units in Lincoln and Boston to eradicate dormitories from our wards.  The group meets monthly virtually for a 2 hour meeting and discuss all aspects of the build.  The group have also been involved in site visits and engagement events.

Personality & Complex Trauma Reference Group (PACT)

This group was established 3 years ago and supports our Personality & Complex Trauma service, the group meets monthly virtually for a 2 hour meeting.  The group have been instrumental in the development of the service including co-producing the service leaflets and co-designing the Structured Clinical Management programme.

Adult Eating Disorders Involvement Group (AEDS)

This group was established a year ago when we expanded our Adult Eating Disorders Team.  The group meets monthly virtually for an hour and a half.  The group have been instrumental in supporting the service with the expansion of the team and staff recruitment.

De-prescribing Advisory Group (DAG)

This group was set-up last year to support clinicians with the de-prescribing of medication programme.  The group have co-produced two leaflets and have supported a national research funding proposal.  The group meets monthly for an hour and a half virtually.

Mental Health Liaison Steering Group (MHLS)

This group was established 2 years ago and meets monthly on a Tuesday virtually for an hour and a half.  The group have co-produced the service leaflet and they have designed the environment to make it more welcoming and calming for people accessing the service in A&E.

We are looking for Experts by Experience to Support Medical Students’ Education  

LPFT is working in partnership with the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham Medical Schools to train the next generation of doctors.

We would welcome people with lived experience of mental health services (experts by experience) to play a key role in educating medical students who spend time on placement with us.

Becoming a Parent/Carer Expert by Experience for LPFT Learning Disability Service

You would be employed to share your experiences of caring for somebody with a learning disability.

This post is varied and can involve face to face meetings, Microsoft Teams meetings, attending events and training sessions, involvement in Co-production and being a voice for other parent/carers.

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