"Invaluable service from social inclusion team and recovery college"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as the patient),

I feel that lived experience is invaluable in the care of other service users. I do not want sympathy, just a little empathy. I believe in more service user involvement in the NHS.

In my case I was helped by an ex service user and we felt that we had a connection and that they could understand what I was going through and how to help me.

Thank you.

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Lived experience is proving to be really valuable when involving service users to help us improve services. I am really pleased to hear that you were helped by making a connection with another ex-service user and that you felt supported.

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

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