Lived experience

This page highlights the importance of involving people with lived experience of serious mental illness (SMI) when planning improvements to better integrate physical and mental health care. 

Involve people with lived experience of serious mental illness (SMI)

We must reduce the stigma associated with serious mental illness (SMI) and encourage greater involvement of service users and carers to develop accessible, appropriate, efficient and valued solutions.

Action to take

Ensure you give consideration and plan for the needs of those living with SMI in all service specifications and service evaluations.

Tools to help you

Use our ‘Involving service users’ section for tools to support you

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