A collective investment in lived experience practice: examining a co-produced steering group within a mental health peer worker project
Stirrup, V. 2019. A collective investment in lived experience practice: examining a co-produced steering group within a mental health peer worker project.
This paper describes the significance of a co-produced steering group within a project to introduce a new mental health peer worker role- the Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) into a UK National Health Service (NHS) Trust. The steering group functions to guide decision making within the project. Through interactions between Lived Experience Practitioners, healthcare professionals and managers, meanings are negotiated and the space is co-constructed. The author will present qualitative findings from constructivist grounded theory PhD research examining how LXP roles are supported in an NHS Trust. Exploring how this steering group can be read as a relational space. This paper offers a timely discussion highlighting the complexity and value of co-producing governance structures as part of the process to support the lived experience workforce in mental health services.
|Keywords||Mental health; lived experience practice; peer support|
|Conference||8th European conference on mental health|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||10 Oct 2019|
|Accepted||15 Apr 2019|
|Completed||04 Oct 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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