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Advisory Group – Frequently Asked Questions
  • With the Advisory Group, you do not hide behind a facade; in fact, I have not shown my authentic self to a group of people, who I have only got to know over the past three months on Zoom, so swiftly.

    Keri, Advisory Group Member

  • The work of our Advisory Group

  • Do you have personal experience using mental health services and a passion for the right support being available? Our Advisory Group needs you! To find out more about the work of our Advisory Group, please read our FAQs below.

  • What is the Mary Frances Trust Advisory Group?

    Our Advisory Group was set up in June 2017 by a group of individuals who have experience of using mental health services and who work together to co-design everything that happens here at our charity.

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  • What does the Advisory Group do?

    MFT is heavily influenced by current theories of Co-Production, where professionals and volunteer Advisors work together to design, improve and review our services. The Advisory Group are involved in several different areas of the charity: this can range from the ‘big picture’ stuff – everything from strategy to policy – to the everyday running of our charity, where the group helps design and shape our courses, events, groups and activities. Check out live updates to see what we’re currently working on!

    Read our live updates

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  • How does the Advisory Group work?

    We meet once a month, currently online, to review and discuss new projects and developments in the charity, and have sub-groups involved in specific projects. Membership to the Advisory Group is voluntary and flexible; we understand that commitment can fluctuate and we work together as a group to support each other and Mary Frances Trust.

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  • Get in touch!

  • If you'd like to find out more about the Advisory Group and whether it's for you, please contact us at