Mental Health Support
29 Nov 2023

Last month, CAPITAL Project Trust held a co-production workshop in Worthing in which people shared examples of good practice, what co-production means to them and what gets in the way. 

CAPITAL Project Trust welcomed over 30 people to a workshop in Worthing to share ideas and experiences of co-production and to explore what could encourage them or support them to involve more people with lived experience of mental health in the development of their services. 

Delegates included members of the West Sussex Lived Experience Advisory Group, representatives of other Pathfinder partners, staff and members from CAPITAL, NHS commissioners and representatives from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The West Sussex Lived Experience Advisory Group, led by CAPITAL Project Trust, is part of a Sussex-wide network to represent the voice of people with lived experience across the county to transform mental health services. Many of the participants in the workshop have lived experience of mental health themselves and are involved in co-production within the mental health organisations they represent. 

Group of delegates with ideas on leaves

On hearing some examples of good practice, groups discussed what co-production meant to them and what gets in the way. Finally, attendees made pledges and commitments.  

CAPITAL Project Trust CEO, Duncan Marshall, said that the feedback from the event had been “amazing”. Delegates said that the event incorporated “different speakers and put a mix of people at each table”; that they “loved how welcoming everyone was”; and that the event was “very interactive, involving everyone.” 

There will be an action plan developed out of the event, which will be led and implemented by the West Sussex Lived Experience Advisory Group.