Becoming a Member

The Independent Forum is run by mental health service users and carers FOR mental health service users and carers.  We are involved in the planning, development and monitoring of mental health services.

Getting involved and making yourself heard

Being involved means YOU…

When someone not accustomed to speaking out is heard by someone not accustomed to listening, then real changes can and are made”

John O’Brien (reformed mental health worker)

What We Do

Participate and/or organise:

  • Forum Members general meetings (weekly)
  • Drug and Therapeutic Committee
  • Complaints Monitoring
  • Clinical Governance
  • Residents/Patients Community meetings
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of local mental health services
  • Surveys and Reports
  • Mental Health Training
  • Policy Reviews

A life unexamined is a life not worth living’


A service unexamined is a service not worth providing nor receiving’

Brian Hoser