Opportunities

This webpage lists opportunities to join various projects and meetings as a lived experience representative.

Lived experience representatives bring the perspective of people who have either accessed mental health services or support, or have lived experience of mental health, to projects and meetings taking place across the area that are related to transforming or improving mental health care.

This page lists opportunities available in the Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire areas. Click on the name of the role from the list below to be taken to the full opportunity description. Some opportunities are open to people that live in any of these areas; where the opportunity is open to people from a specific area, the accompanying description will state this.

This webpage is a ‘live’ page that will be updated as new opportunities become available. If you have any queries about any of the roles listed on this page, please get in touch.

If you would like to apply for any of the opportunities listed below, please click here and fill out the webform.


1. Local Community Grant Funds – Grants Panel Role

2. Women’s Commission Health Task Group

3. COVID-19 Mental Health Lived Experience Steering Group

4. Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – LGBTQ+ Lived Experience Steering Group

5. Children and Young People’s Mental Health Subgroup [Cell role]

6. ‘Level 2’ Subgroup [Cell role]

7. ‘Level 3’ Working Groups [Cell role]

8. ‘Help Us Help You’ – project looking at the changes to how people access emergency care

9. Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire – Impact and evaluation of the 24/7 Support & Connect telephone line