People with lived experience support to the mental health steering groups

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch West Sussex created this quarterly report to provide feedback to both the commissioners and to the Mental Health Alliances’ Steering Groups about the introduction of six People with Lived Experience (PLE) to give their perspective and assist in their development. This report was produced collaboratively with the six people with lived experience using their supervision and feedback as part of their role in the Mental Health Alliances, to provide and manage a service to support the delivery of an impartial, lived experience perspective to the Alliance Steering Groups. The report looks at what is working well with the PLE's in the groups, what challenges there are in getting their voice heard, what has been learned from the experience of getting these PLE's onto these groups and what to expect looking forward. The report does not contain any recommendations.

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General details

Report title 
People with lived experience support to the mental health steering groups
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch West Sussex
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Information providing
Integration of services
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Other local body
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Mental Health Alliance, Local commissioners
Primary research method used 
User stories
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Network related impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.