Mental Health Support
20 Mar 2023

West Sussex Mind is inviting people with lived experience of mental health and an interest in communications to volunteer with its new Communications Co-Production panel.

If you have lived experience of mental health, either yourself or through supporting someone else, and are interested in communications, you could apply to West Sussex Mind's new panel.

The panel will be a great opportunity to share opinions and discuss communications subjects related to West Sussex Mind and its resources, in order to improve accessibility and inclusivity, and to ensure that the voices of people with experience of mental health problems are heard.

The group is set to run over the course of a year and meet once every month or so for one to two hours. The charity hopes that the first group will run towards the end of April 2023 and will likely be in person at one of West Sussex Mind's locations. This will be discussed and arranged with the group. Online accessibility can also be discussed.

West Sussex Mind is encouraging people to come forward from under-represented communities and backgrounds to join its panel. The panel will be a safe space to put forward ideas and bring innovation to the charity's communications, including social media, website content and printed communications projects.

Panel members will be able to claim travel expenses.

If you’d be happy to contribute or would like to know more about the Communications Co-Production Panel, please contact the panel chair, Kirsty, at