Opportunity: BNSSG COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group

In recent months, local mental health organisations and service providers have come together from across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) are to form the BNSSG Mental Health and Wellbeing Cell. This Cell is part of a wider structure in the south-west that is co-ordinating the health and social care response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) and its branches in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, are supporting the Cell’s work, by facilitating a lived experience steering group. This group feeds into the projects that the Cell is overseeing, to ensure that people with lived experience of both mental health and accessing mental health services are able to help shape and input into new services.

We are looking for people with lived experience of mental health and accessing mental health services; who live in either the Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire areas; to join this steering group as representatives.

Representatives will attend fortnightly steering group meetings (that may move to monthly frequency in the future). The steering group will comment on, evaluate, and feedback into various pieces of work being undertaken by the wider Cell. A participation payment of £25 per two-hour meeting will be paid to representatives.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here to fill out a form to express your interest. 

At the third question, please select ‘Bristol North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – COVID-19 Lived Experience Steering Group.’


We are particularly interested in hearing from people from LGBT+ or BAME backgrounds; as well as people based in South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

If you have any questions, please email engagement[at]imhn.org and a member of the team will get back to you.

July 20, 2020 at 10:35 pm