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Welcome to LEAP

The Lived Experience Advisory Panel

Working towards co-production in mental health care

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We work to enable the people who use mental health services to help shape those services.

About Us

LEAP provide ideas and feedback to people and organisations involved in mental health services. Our members get involved in any way they feel able, to help create services that genuinely address their needs.

Our purpose is to enable anyone to have a say – regardless of qualifications or background. All you need is the Experience, we help with the rest.

LEAP members get training in how to create change by working alongside services, with constant support from LEAP and each other.

Starting as a Devon based project we have become recognised internationally for our work.

About Us

LEAP provide ideas and feedback to people and organisations involved in mental health services. Our members get involved in any way they feel able, to help create services that genuinely address their needs.

Our purpose is to enable anyone to have a say – regardless of qualifications or background. All you need is the Experience, we help with the rest.

LEAP members get training in how to create change by working alongside services, with constant support from LEAP and each other.

Starting as a Devon based project we have become recognised internationally for our work.

LEAP works as a critical friend to Devon Partnership NHS Trust which is responsible for delivering adult mental healthcare in Devon and Torbay.

We attend events, meetings and discussions to provide a voice, influence the development of care, and support other projects with similar aims.

LEAP and RECOVERY

LEAP promotes the principles of Recovery and the self-management of one’s own life.

Recovery is about building a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by the person themselves, whether or not there are ongoing or recurring symptoms or problems.

Recovery represents a movement away from pathology, illness and symptoms, to health, strengths and wellness.

Hope is central to recovery and can be enhanced by each person seeing how they can have more active control over their lives and by seeing how others have found a way forward.

For more information on Recovery see the Recovery Devon website.

LEAP and RECOVERY

LEAP promotes the principles of Recovery and the self-management of one’s own life.

Recovery is about building a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by the person themselves, whether or not there are ongoing or recurring symptoms or problems.

Recovery represents a movement away from pathology, illness and symptoms, to health, strengths and wellness.

Hope is central to recovery and can be enhanced by each person seeing how they can have more active control over their lives and by seeing how others have found a way forward.

For more information on Recovery see the Recovery Devon website.

Become part of the change

If you have recent experience of mental health challenges, or you are a carer of someone who has, we invite you to:

  • join LEAP and become involved in shaping the way mental health care is designed and delivered
  • work in partnership with professionals
  • do only as much as you are comfortable doing, always with our full support
  • help put people at the centre of mental healthcare delivery

Become part of the change

If you have recent experience of mental health challenges, or you are a carer of someone who has, we invite you to:

  • join LEAP and become involved in shaping the way mental health care is designed and delivered
  • work in partnership with professionals
  • do only as much as you are comfortable doing, always with our full support
  • help put people at the centre of mental healthcare delivery

Connect with us

Phone or email

Ian Henwood

LEAP Coordinator

07835 441 659

recoverydevonleap@gmail.com

Or use our form