1 Mar 2021

NIHR National ARC Mental Health and Wellbeing Collaboration

The NIHR ARCs are aiming to deliver national-level impact through significant cross-ARC collaboration. The National ARC Mental Health and Wellbeing Collaboration is one of these national themes, being co-led by the ARCs in the East of England and South London. It brings together key stakeholders from all the ARCs which have mental health research as a key component of their research programme.

We are looking for lay members who:

  • Understand the importance of applied mental health and social care research
  • Can help develop and shape strategic mental health research across the ARCs
  • Can bring a national perspective on patient and public priorities for mental health and wellbeing (e.g. is a member of user-led groups or support networks in the mental health landscape)
  • Have experience of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research or health care services
  • Can understand and evaluate a range of information and evidence, strategy documents
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Have experience and confidence of taking part in group discussions with senior stakeholders
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and is willing to challenge where appropriate
  • Understand the need for confidentiality where appropriate
  • Are able to participate in formal and informal meetings (either virtual or face-to-face) during the working day
  • Can commit to at least two meetings a year, with potential for more (as capacity allows)
  • Are willing to commit to a two-year term in this role

If you are interested  in the role and would like more information, please contact Katherine Cummergen at Katherine.cummergen@cpft.nhs.uk or  Tina Coldham on TRColdham@btinternet.com

We will carry out a shortlisting process from the expressions of interest submitted. Those shortlisted will be invited for an online interview or over the phone.

Express your interest by: 12 March 2021

Interviews will be on: 18 March 2021

Reimbursement will be offered for time spent preparing for and participating in the meetings. The usual rate for attending is £150.

Full details are available to download in the PPI member role description.