This guide shares learning about:
- where and how things are working well
- features of different models of co-production
- how co-production contributes to delivering better experiences and outcomes for people with mental health conditions
- others’ views of hurdles and how to overcome them.
We took a three pronged approach to gather information for the guide.
- We conducted a review of the existing co-production knowledge base, including theory, guides, frameworks and examples from mental health services.
- We spoke to a range of people who are using co-production in mental health services in England, including people with lived experience, practitioners, managers and commissioners from the NHS, local authorities and non-statutory organisations.
- We used the findings from our review of the existing knowledge base and meetings with relevant people to:
- identify the issues that both hinder and support co-production – what’s stopping you and what makes it happen?
- produce examples and case studies that show how others are working co-productively in a variety of settings and with transferable learning
- develop a set of top tips that will support progress towards co-production in mental health services.
Keywords: mental health, co-production, guide
Contributed by: Kate Livsky, NDTI (National Development Team for Inclusion)