Help shape our mental health services

Would you like to use your experience of mental health services to improve and shape the future of mental healthcare?

We are looking for people with experience of what it is like to have CBT to share their knowledge with us, to help us make decisions about how we run our service.

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Join our Patient Advisory Group

We are inviting people who have had CBT - either online or face-to-face - to join our Patient Advisory Group. Members of the group will share their unique experiences and perspectives on what works, what does not work and what they think could change to make services better for people suffering from mental health conditions.

All discussion will take place in a confidential environment and members will be working with therapists and teams across Ieso to make a difference to the future experience of our patients.

Is this for you?

We’re recruiting a diverse group of people with different skills and experience, and you don’t need to have experienced Ieso Digital Health services to get involved. You do need to have experience of CBT treatment for a mental health issue, be passionate about improving mental health in the UK, prepared to voice your opinion on research projects and product development and willing to commit to a minimum of twelve months involvement in the Group.

In return, we’ll be providing all the necessary training to help you take part actively in the Group and we’ll pay travel and subsistence expenses as well as giving you shopping vouchers of your choice to recognise your time spent attending meetings either face to face or on video conferencing.

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Your involvement might include:

  • Attending and taking an active part in meetings up to once per quarter at Ieso Digital Health in Cambridge
  • Also providing feedback and advice on projects and product development on an ad hoc basis via email, online forum and conference call where necessary
  • Preparing for meetings by reading any documents required
  • Sharing your opinion and giving advice and feedback critically and constructively
  • Providing a patient perspective on operational and strategic issues, research projects and product development
  • Ensuring that all discussions consider the perspective of patients and potential patients
  • Respecting the viewpoints of others in the Group

This might be for you, if:

  • You have personal experience of CBT treatment for a mental health issue as a patient either of Ieso Digital Health or another health service
  • You believe mental health care should be improved and have some insights into how mental health services might deliver better care
  • You are open-minded about the role technology can play in mental healthcare
  • You are willing to share your perspective, your personal experience and your unique skills, participating confidently and constructively in the Group
  • You are ready to listen and respect differing opinions and have an awareness of equality and diversity
  • You have an understanding of computer skills, for example email, Skype

Benefits of getting involved:

  • We’ll provide any necessary training you need to take part actively and constructively in the Group, including an induction into Ieso Digital Health and what we do

  • We’ll also provide ongoing support from members of the Ieso Digital Health team

  • You’ll gain valuable experience of involvement in the development of a best-in-class mental health treatment

  • You will be remunerated for time spent attending meetings and reasonable travel and subsistence expenses

  • You will be given shopping vouchers of your choice to reimburse for time spent attending meetings as well as reasonable travel and subsistence expenses

To express your interest in joining our Patient Advisory Group, please complete the short form below:

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