Co-production and participation means everyone working together as a team at every stage of the design, delivery, and evaluation of the organisation and our services.
Co-production at HFEH Mind should be engaging, accessible, meaningful, and genuine. Above all, everyone’s voices and needs should be reflected in all decisions and ultimately the final service, ensuring we have the most meaningful impact on people’s lives.
Co-production at HFEH Mind
We are currently looking for service users to be involved in our interview panels, working together to help us recruit the best talent out there in order to provide the best service.
All participants have the opportunity to be observe each candidate and ask questions if they wish to do so. After the interview, they will complete a brief feedback form which will help the hiring manager make their decision. Full training is provided before you start and ongoing support is available at all times.
This is an ongoing opportunity and participants will be notified as and when interviews arise. Register your interest in our Co-Production form at the bottom of this page.
The Service User and Carer Subcommittee
In our mission to have service user involvement in every aspect of HFEH Mind and with the help of service users, we are proud to announce our Service User and Carer Subcommittee. This committee meets on a quarterly basis to discuss the topics and decisions made by our other committees and, ultimately, our board of directors.
This opportunity is a chance to influence HFEH Mind at its highest level, shaping our services and strategy and making sure the service user voice is present in everything we do.
Register your interest in our Co-Production form at the bottom of this page.
Experts by Experience
Do you want to help shape mental health care by sharing your lived experience of mental health?
Are there current issues or topics you feel the need to be talked about?
Would you like to gain experience and skills to put on your CV?
HFEH Mind are proud to announce Experts by Experience, a brand-new paid opportunity for service users to deliver training about the topics that matter most to them. Get paid and be fully supported every step of the way in co-designing and delivering training to our staff and local organisations. Set over nine half-days between now and January 2024, participants will watch their ideas come to life and be trained and empowered to deliver impactful training that can shape HFEH Mind and various mental health services in the area.
This opportunity would be ideal for those easing themselves into employment or anyone simply wanting to challenge themselves. Diversity is at the top of our agenda and we want to hear from anyone and everyone.
Please apply via the link below. Applications close at midnight on Friday 21st July and for any questions or further information please email [email protected]
The Shakti Project
HFEH Mind fight mental health on behalf of everyone in our boroughs of Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow, and that means everyone. In our ongoing mission to focus on underrepresented communities, we would like to hear from the South Asian community .
Over the coming months we aim to co-design and deliver a service that will best serve this particular community and we need your feedback! If you are from the South Asian community or are familiar with it and you have a passion for mental health, we would love to hear your anonymous feedback via this link.
At HFEH Mind we believe that in order to grow and improve we need to listen to the people we work with. This is why focus groups are integral to our organisation giving us the ability to take meaningful feedback on board towards better services for everyone. Feel part of the change in our fight for mental health whilst learning valuable skills in confidence, analysing and reflexivity and be rewarded for your time every time you take part in a HFEH Mind Focus Group.
If you would like to take part and have your say on a range of services we provide then simply register your interest using the short application form below and ticking the Focus Group box.
The Service User Safe Space Forum
Our Safe Space Forum returns on Thursday 27th July at 1pm at the Lido Centre in West Ealing.
This is a great opportunity for you to have your say on the things that matter to you regarding HFEH Mind, local mental health services, and wellbeing in general. The forum is open to all, but we especially want to hear from service users and carers.
Previous topics have included ideas for future workshops and activities, debunking mental health myths, and how to make a better mental health service for everyone.
We would love for you to join us and hear your thoughts!
Refreshments are provided and the session will last 90 minutes approx.
Date: Thursday 27th July 2023
Location: The Lido Centre, 63 Mattock Lane, London, W13 9LA
EDI – Equality Diversity Inclusion
Mental Health does not discriminate and neither do we. HFEH Mind are committed to making all services and all opportunities available and accessible for all. Our EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) strategy is integral to ensuring we represent every single individual in our community, leaving no one behind in our fight for mental health.
All of our co-production opportunities are available to anyone who is interested. We are particularly interested in hearing from those from BAME and LGBTQ+ communities and those who feel underrepresented by local services and organisations.
Read all our co-production blogs here.