We are looking to recruit new members to our Advisory Group to provide See Me with strategic advice and guidance as we move forward into an exciting new phase of the Programme.
See Me is Scotland’s National Programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. The Advisory Group supports See Me in the achievement of its mission, aims, objectives and outcomes, while helping to influence future direction, delivery and strategy, by providing expertise, advice and guidance. It also acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the Programme.
We’re looking for people who have a strong knowledge and understanding of mental health, stigma, prejudice and discrimination and who can use this to help guide the overall direction of See Me.
The Advisory Group has both Lived Experience and Professional members, with at least 50% of members having lived experience of mental health problems.
We are particularly interested in appointing people who can represent the following areas:
• Lived experience of mental health problems (Lived Experience)
• Young people (16-25) with lived experience of mental health problems (Lived Experience)
• Equity and Inclusion (Professional)
• Community Development and Mobilisation (Professional)
• Public Health and Inequalities (Professional)
We are also actively seeking to achieve greater diversity amongst the members of the Advisory Group.
The Advisory Group does not have a formal governance role, that remit sits with See Me’s Managing Partners, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), but will provide strategic advice and guidance which influences the direction and delivery of the programme.
The Advisory Group meets a minimum of four times per year, in addition to which members are expected to participate in relevant training and development when required.
These are not paid positions but all reasonable expenses, incurred in the work of the Advisory Group, will be reimbursed by See Me.
• Provide expert advice to guide See Me’s Programme design and delivery, including the identification of key priorities and themes.
• Scope future strategic priorities and themes to help shape the strategy and annual delivery plans.
• Challenge the practices and decisions of the Programme as a ‘critical friend’.
• Support See Me to adopt an Equalities and Human Rights based approach.
• Share learning from the Programme and key anti-stigma and discrimination messages within their own spheres of influence.
• Serve as high profile champions for the Programme.
The membership of the Advisory Group will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure it has the skills, knowledge and experience required to best support See Me in the year ahead in light of Programme priorities at that time.
For further information and to apply visit our website
Closing date for applications is Monday 08th February 2021 at 12 noon.