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Lived Experience Project

In the Autumn of this year, the RCN will be starting a lived experience project to develop a better understanding of how achieving physical health equality works in day to day practice within mental health settings.

The intention of the project is to present perspectives and develop a shared and deeper understanding of what makes a difference in promoting physical health for those with serious and complex mental health needs.

We are looking for volunteer NHS organisations (up to 10) to take part in our initiative, which would involve:

  • A service user or carer partnering with a clinician to develop a shared understanding of their unique perspective on parity of esteem. The concept will be loosely based around the King’s Fund Collaborative Pairs Model
  • A story telling exercise which would be supported by guiding documents and coaching calls
  • Attending a mini conference in the Spring 2019, which would be structured to enable each story to be heard and discussed – the dialogue including “quotable quotes” will be captured, distilled and shared with the group and more widely
  • Each pair would provide a brief report and each project would be evaluated

If you are interested in taking part, please register your interest by completing the following form.

Please note that once you have registered an interest, the Programme Lead will contact you and before you take part in the project appropriate consents will be obtained. Whilst NHS organisations will be identified in the final document, all individuals taking part in the project will remain anonymous.

Page last updated - 27/09/2018