Help shape Scotland's future health

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Lisa Paton

The Mental Health Foundation is looking for people from all over Scotland with different life experiences and perspectives to join the new Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel for Mental Health and Wellbeing (DEAP). 

The Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel will advise and inform the Scottish Government on the development and delivery of mental health policy, to recognise and reduce the impact of inequalities on mental health and help ensure more people & communities across Scotland can experience good mental health.

The panel is open to applications from anyone aged 18 or above, living in Scotland, with lived experience / a personal interest in mental health and inequality. The Mental Health Foundation are looking for 20-30 people to join the panel and aim to have a diverse range of lived experiences of mental health, inequality, discrimination, or disadvantage. They are keen to include people from a breadth of geographies across Scotland and ensure that the experiences and challenges of people living in remote and rural communities are considered.

For more information about the panel, visit the Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel website or email Mairi Gordon, Senior Participation Officer at the Mental Health Foundation. 

Anyone wishing to apply, should complete the Mental Health Foundations online form. The deadline for submissions of interest is 7 April - applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis and this date may be brought forward if there is a high level of applications.