At The Parent Rooms, we are committed to creating a community where parents facing mental health challenges feel empowered, heard, and supported. We believe that lived experience plays a crucial role in shaping our work and ensuring that our services meet the diverse needs of our community. That’s why we are working hard to develop a new Lived Experience Influence and Participation Policy.
This policy sets out our commitment to involving parents and service users in the development and delivery of our programs.
Why Your Involvement Matters
We understand that the best way to create meaningful and effective support is by actively seeking the perspectives of those who have lived through similar experiences. By working with the parents we serve, we can better understand the challenges they face and design services that truly make a difference.
Your involvement allows us to improve our work and ensures that the services we provide align with your needs.
Opportunities for Involvement
As part of our new strategy, we will be offering a range of ways for you to participate and make an impact. Whether it’s participating in surveys, joining focus groups, contributing to decision-making processes, or even leading projects, your voice matters.
We will also provide opportunities for you to volunteer at events, share your personal experiences, and support our campaigns.
By getting involved, you not only shape our work but also gain valuable skills and contribute to the wider mental health community.
How We Support You
We understand that sharing personal experiences can be challenging, which is why we are committed to providing the necessary support throughout your involvement. We are developing a range of supports to ensure that you feel held and supported in whatever way you need.
Promoting Inclusive Engagement
We strive to ensure that our opportunities for involvement are accessible to all. We are actively reaching out to diverse communities, including marginalized groups, and collaborating with external organizations to broaden our reach. We value the unique perspectives that different backgrounds bring and aim to create an inclusive space for everyone to contribute and be heard.
How to Get Involved
We invite you to join us in shaping the future of The Parent Rooms. Keep an eye on our social media channels, sign up for our mailing list, and participate in our campaigns.
Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of parents facing mental health challenges.