Chris Thompson: has lived experience of being a mental health service user and is a member of the Public Partnership group in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield and is a member of Recovery College. He is passionate about talking openly of his experiences to combat stigma and improve understanding of mental illness. He has also started a self-help group called RECONNECT, for people who have suffered from Stress Anxiety and Depression at work. As a retired marketing director of an international company, he has professional experience of working in an environment where power and coercion are everyday occurrences. Despite being unable to attend the seminar Chris has made this contribution through a pre-recorded video.
Thanks to David Pilgrim.
Following their presentation at Seminar 4: Co-Production in Mental Health & Commissioning, Joseph Alderdice & Danielle Barnes (WY-FI) agreed to a ‘Talking Head’ style discussion.
Susan Walker from Open Minds: Mental Health & Well-Being Service, Grimsby talks about her interest in Co-production.
Hannah Howe, Direction of Volition, Leeds talks about how she became interested in Co-production.