On this page you will find different ways that you can get involved and influence local mental health services for children and young people, and parents and carers!
This is important to us to help us know that we are on the right track and we are providing the best possible services. We also hope that these opportunities will also help you feel listened to and heard.
We value your perspective
As a parent or carer we understand you have busy lives and other commitments.
We would support you by
- Being flexible with time and giving you choices
- Actively listening to and valuing your experiences
- Giving feedback on how your information is used
- Supporting you to share only what you are comfortable sharing
Ways to get involved
It is important that we recruit the right people in all our teams. To ensure that we get the right person for the job we actively involve young people and parents and carers in our interview process. This could include and involve contributing interview questions, being on the panel and asking these questions, and working with the recruiting team to decide who is best for the job.
If you were interested in any of these opportunities, or wanted to learn more, please contact us.
Sharing your personal story and insight
Some parents or carers have written and shared their story and experiences to professionals to ensure that the patient journey remains at the heart of our services. Sometimes these stories or experiences have been postive. Sometimes these stories show us how we can improve and what we need to do to develop and better our offer. Some parent or carers have opted to write these experiences down. Others have delivered this in person or over video chat.
Being a member of improvement workshops alongside professionals
It is important that however we develop our services, that we do not do this alone. Parents and carers have direct experience of using our service. Therefore, you know what may be working well, and what is not working well. We value the importance of partnering with parents and carers to ensure that services are co-produced and developed with those who use them.
We recognise that parent and carers haven't got lots of spare time on their hands, so sometimes you can get involved by completing surveys and questionnaires to ensure that their voice is getting out there.
Becoming a member
Becoming a member of Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust allows you to help us challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health difficulties can sometimes face.
Our membership is made up of service users, carers and local people with an interest in the Trust and the services we provide. It also includes our staff and representatives from partner organisations in the local area.
We are keen that our membership is representative of the wide range of people who we care for, who work for us, and who live in the communities we serve.
For more information on how to become a Trust Member, please visit our membership page