Improving Mental Health Outcomes: Integrating, Coordinating and Transforming Services
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Angela is the Director of Service User Involvement at Together and ensures that our well established approach to service user involvement and leadership is promoted, and our principles are maintained.
For over 17 years Angela has supported the growth and development of a range of service user led groups and projects.
During this time Angela has worked alongside service users to develop a strong collective voice to guide the development, delivery and evaluation of mental health services.
Angela has served as a trustee for Rochdale Borough Wide User Forum, established an award winning service user led training programme and served as the Chair of Interrelate, an international coalition of service user leaders. Angela was also a member of the National Involvement Partnership's Advisory Group tasked with establishing the 4PI National Service User Involvement Standards.
She has also worked in partnership with a range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations to provide specialist advice and guidance about service user involvement, leadership and peer support. Angela also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management.
Angela's own lived experience of mental health issues enables her to truly understand the complexities of mental health service user leadership. She firmly believes that people's lived experience should lead mental health services in every way, and is committed to enabling this to happen through her work at Together.