Mind's Lived Experience Unit
Mind’s new Lived Experience Unit is being created to bring together opportunities for lived experience leadership and ensure the needs of people with mental health problems are at the heart of Mind's work.
They are keen that the learning, leadership and energy that has gone into making Time to Change such a success can live on after our national programme ends. They are thinking about how to make this a reality and are keen that Champions and supporters with lived experience can join Mind on this journey.
Their Lived Experience newsletter launches in May, so you can stay part of a community of Champions to help keep the momentum going. Content will include lived experience, peer support, and campaigning opportunities as well as showcasing your great work.
Rethink Mental Illness's Lived Experience Network
Rethink Mental Illness is keen to build on their proud record of ensuring the voice of people living with mental illness, and their carers, is at the heart of everything they do.
That’s why, if you live with a mental illness yourself or care for someone who does, they're asking you to sign up to share your experiences. The information you provide will help Rethink Mental Illness understand the problems you face and how they can challenge attitudes and change lives.
By signing up you will receive opportunities to take part in surveys, invitations to participate in and attend events, the chance to share your story in the media or online, regular updates and signposts to advice.
Become a Mind campaigner
Join thousands of campaigners to stand up and speak out on the real issues that affect people with mental health problems every day. You'll be supported to take action – from lobbying politicians, sharing information about Mind campaigns and building pressure for change in your local area. You’ll have opportunities to share your views on responses to government proposals and feed into Mind's policy work.
Become a Rethink Mental Illness campaigner
Do you want to create change alongside thousands of others? Sign up to become a Rethink Mental Illness campaigner today and help them change the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. You’ll receive campaign updates and opportunities to take action – this might include signing a petition, emailing your MP or sharing your experiences. Watch their Campaign with us video to find out more!
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Follow the work of our partner charities
Mind and Rethink Mental Illness are committed to continuing the fight to end stigma and discrimination. You can follow their work via social media: