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  • What is the 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.

  • MFT is heavily influenced by current theories of Co-Production, where professionals and Advisors work together to design, improve and review our services.

    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.

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  • Our Advisory Group is integral in ensuring that the people who use our services are at the heart of everything that we do.

    It recognises the value and potential that each individual has and their capacity to make real, positive change in the provision of services.

    Some of the things that our group has worked on include:

    • Meeting with the Surrey Heartlands Commissioning group to look at their plans going forward in terms of perinatal care, suicide prevention, the crisis line, a Single Point of Access service, Safe Havens, Wellbeing Advisors and GP services.
    • Designing and facilitating charity-wide meetings where people can come and ask questions, help us make future plans and talk about their experiences of using our services.
    • Helping to shape and design our courses and groups, including our Men’s project.
    • Advising Surrey Social Services on setting up a Peer Mentoring programme in the borough for people with social and/or health needs.
    • Taking part in the planning of our 25th anniversary event and running an activity on the day.
    • Helping to shape the Communications Strategy going forward, including the choice of a new logo, charity strapline and tone of voice.
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  • Join our Advisory Group

    We’re always welcoming to new members, so please get in touch if you would like to join us.

    We meet on a monthly basis, at our main offices at The Crescent in Leatherhead. Although the group has evolved and grown, both in number and influence, at its core, we’re a group of friendly individuals working together to make a difference and supporting each other along the way.

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