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The PPN NW is undertaking a project looking into expert by experience (EBE) involvement in the training of psychological professions across the region.

There is a national requirement for the public to be involved in both the design and delivery of healthcare services. In addition, accrediting and registration bodies set out expectations around expert by experience involvement in all stages of practitioner psychologist training.   

Experts by experience can be broadly defined as individuals, family/friends and carers who have lived experience of mental and physical health difficulties (or of caring for somebody who does) and who have accessed NHS mental health services as a result of these difficulties. There are benefits associated with experts by experience and health care staff working in partnership to enhance the learning and practice of health professionals and in the delivery of better outcomes for those who use services.

PPN NW and EBE colleagues are working together to understand more about how EBE involvement currently happens in the North West. To date we have developed and disseminated a survey exploring EBE involvement in the training of psychological professions. In order to respond to the learning from this survey, as a group we have decided to create an animation highlighting the benefits of EBE involvement and the different ways EBEs can contribute to services and training. We are also planning a webinar. We hope that both of these can act as educative resources, that can be shared to highlight the meaning and benefits of EBE involvement. We want to inform, enable and influence others to bring EBE involvement into their activity. Finally, we would like to develop an expert by experience ‘good practice’ event to share learning, widen links and create a community of practice.

You can find monthly Blog updates about how the project is going here.

For more information on the project, please contact Jodie Wells (Project Lead) @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

20th January 2022

Presentation to PPN NW Workforce Council

W/e 18th February 2022

Development and dissemination of survey to Psychological professions training courses

W/e 18th March 2022

Deadline for survey response

March/ April 2022

Briefing paper to be disseminated

May/ June 2022

Develop content for animation and webinar

TBC

Animation and Webinar to be launched

2023

NW EBE involvement ‘good practice’ event

 

  • A recent national survey was carried out by the National Psychological Professions Workforce Group (NPPWG) exploring expert by experience involvement in psychological professions training. For further information or any queries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

steering group aims

20th January 2022

Presentation to PPN NW Workforce Council

W/e 18th February 2022

Development and dissemination of survey to Psychological professions training courses

W/e 11th March 2022

Deadline for survey response

30th March 2022

Briefing paper written with analysis of survey results

April 2022

Briefing paper to be disseminated

June 2022 (date tbc)

NW EBE involvement ‘good practice’ event