Get involved with Pennine Care

One of our four big ambitions is that people with lived experience shape every decision.

We want our services to be the best they can be for everyone who uses them and the feedback, views and experiences of our services users, along with their families and carers, can help us develop, deliver and improve them.

We want you to get involved in shaping what we do and there are various opportunities to do so, such as: 

  • Membership at meetings and project groups that aim to improve our services;
  • Involvement in the recruitment and training of our staff;
  • Reviewing the quality of our services;
  • Volunteering in our clinical and support services.

We offer training and support as well as any agreed out of pocket expenses.

​​​​​​Please use the drop downs below for our current involvement opportunities.

Do you provide care and support to someone who uses our services?

People who provide unpaid care and support to those using our mental health, learning disability and autism services are often known as carers. Carers can be family members, friends and neighbours.

We hold Triangle of Care groups every other month with staff, carers and service users to focus on how we can all contribute to:

  • Identifying carers and the essential role they play
  • Providing carer awareness training to staff
  • Getting confidentiality and information sharing right
  • Having dedicated roles to support carers
  • How we provide information about our services and what we do
  • Gathering and sharing information about support services for carers 

Please contact us 0161 716 3572 or for more information

Read more about the Triangle of Care

Healthy Minds (Thinking Ahead in Rochdale) are our talking therapy services and we want to make them the best possible. You might also hear them called 'improving access to psychological therapy' (IAPT) services. 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.

We are currently recruiting to increase the diversity of the council membership and particularly welcome expressions of interest from people from diverse communities to help us grow, learn, be better and consider brilliant innovation diverse people bring.

Role: IAPT patient council member

Location: Virtual/in person/hybrid 

Time required: 90 minutes for bi-monthly (every two months) meeting

Length of appointment: 24 months

Payment: Payment will be made at £10 per hour plus agreed out of pocket expenses

Information about the patient council

The council’s purpose is to influence decisions regarding the planning, development and delivery of IAPT services by:

  • Ensuring people who are waiting to use, are currently using or have previously used IAPT services have the opportunity to share their views and experiences of the service/pathway in a variety of ways.
  • Identifying and agreeing areas of focus for realistic service development and improvement based on the experience of those using services as well as ‘must dos’ set out by the Trust, policy or other directive.

You can review the role outline here

To apply to become a member of the patient council, please complete this expression of interest form and return it to the involvement team using the email address below.

For more information about the role, please contact the involvement team on 0161 716 3572 or email


For information about volunteering opportunities with us, please visit our volunteering page