Get involved with Pennine Care

We're looking for current or recent service users and carers who are keen to help us improve. This includes:

  • Ensuring our services meet your needs
  • Looking at how services are provided
  • Discussing how services are developed
  • Reviewing and planning how services are provided
  • Considering how new and existing services are developed

Current involvement opportunities

We have a wide range of opportunities, including surveys and questionnaires, staff training and development, recruitment panels, working groups, meetings and service activities.

We will reimburse agreed, reasonable, out of pocket expenses and offer full support and assistance.

Click on the drop downs for more about specific opportunities, or please contact us for a chat on 0161 716 3178 or involvement.penninecare@nhs.net.

Join our Healthy Minds patient council

Healthy Minds (Thinking Ahead in Rochdale) are our talking therapy services and we want to make them the best possible.

You might hear them called 'improving access to psychological therapy' (IAPT) services, and their aim is to help people with anxiety and depression reclaim their lives and recover from their emotional difficulties.

We're looking for people (and those close to them) from all backgrounds, identities and groups, who have used the service, to join our new patient council.

This will help us:

  • Learn from your experiences of using the service
  • Listen to your views and opinions on future plans
  • Get your own thoughts and ideas on how to develop services

The consultant clinical lead for these services will also join the council, so she can hear directly from you and help take forward your views and suggestions.

Meetings will be held monthly and you can attend online or in person.

We offer payment for your time and experience, as well as any agreed expenses. We can also offer support and training to assist in the role.

For more information please contact Ashleigh or Lynette on 0161 716 3178 or involvement.penninecare@nhs.net

Sally Blackwell, a carer from Stockport has been involved with Pennine Care for 10 years. In the video below, Sally explains how and why she got involved: