PARTNERS2, LEAP (Lived Experience Advisory Panel), Devon

Group type: 2. Project-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Ruth Sayers

Email address:

Telephone: 0207 922 7877


The McPin Foundation

32 – 36 Loman Street



Remit of the group

PARTNERS2 aims to enable Primary Care and community based mental health services to work more closely together and to develop a model of care to allow selected individuals with severe mental illness to be managed in primary care with secondary care support.

We have three Advisory Panels of people, one of which is located in Devon, who have personal experience of living with diagnoses of schizophrenia or bipolar (as a service user or a carer) and are interested in how mental health research is done. Payment and training will be provided.

Members of the Advisory panel need to have lived experience of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, or are carers of people with these diagnoses.

Frequency of meetings

Quarterly from autumn 2014 – spring 2017

Who can consult the group?

Researchers on the PARTNERS2 research project.



More about the group (optional)

This new research programme funded by the NIHR Applied Health Programme aims to develop better ways of supporting people with severe mental illness within GP practices.