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Mental Health Foundation

Have your say on mental health in Scotland

We are looking for people from all over Scotland with different life experiences and perspectives to join the new Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Everybody has mental health. Our mental health is shaped by our life stories and circumstances, and it’s important that governments consider this when making decisions that affect our mental health.

This new panel will bring together people with diverse lived experiences to advise the government on how they can support mental health for everyone.

The panel is open to anyone over 18, who lives in Scotland, and has an interest in mental health.

  • You don’t have to have used mental health services, or been diagnosed with a mental health condition to bring your life experience
  • You don’t have to have any previous experience or knowledge about policy or services to get involved

We will provide training and support to help you in your role as a panel member. We expect the panel to meet between 4-6 times (virtually or in-person) a year and ask for panel members to commit to being on the panel for a minimum of one year.

You can apply to join the panel by filling out a short online form. You can find more information and fill out the online form here.

Please complete this form by 5pm on Thursday 31st March.

If you have any questions about the panel, please contact Mairi Gordon, Senior Participation Officer, on mgordon@mentalhealth.org.uk

The Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel is funded by the Scottish Government and run in partnership by the Mental Health Foundation and The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland.