IMHN involvement opportunities - June 2020
You can get involved in the network in several different ways, we try to make it accessible for everyone to participate in a way that feels comfortable to them. We have a range of small groups running (‘sub groups’) which have a specific focus and there is a bi-monthly coordinating group meeting which is usually a larger group of people and the agenda includes updates from reps on some of the projects they have been working on. You could also consider joining a stakeholder group local to you.
Alternatively, you can:
Send us a written version of your experiences of the mental health services in Surrey. Having these real stories allows us to create change in the system as we can use them as evidence of what is working well and where work is needed.
Join a sub-group: sub-groups provide an opportunity for members to get involved in small groups and be able to give input in a way that suits them and their needs on a single topic that they have lived experience of.
Become an IMHN Rep by taking the lead on an area of our work and representing the network at meetings held by other organisations
Volunteer to help our team – this may be by promoting the network or by helping to man a stand at an engagement event or helping to run a virtual group.
Due to Covid-19 we expect some of our plans for the year ahead to change, some of the engagement events we had planned have been cancelled (such as flower shows, Surrey Pride and music festivals) and other activities will be delayed or run entirely virtually. In the meantime, you can still get involved through virtual groups, phone, text or by completing surveys for us.
Get in touch!
Phone or text the IMHN coordinator on 07305 009869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us how you would like to be involved or to share your story or blog post.