Experts by Experience

Your views, your influence, your experience

The Experts by Experience programme is involved with our Trust in many different ways. We are keen to recruit more people to join the programme in Sandwell and West Birmingham.

What is the Experts by Experience programme?

People who join the programme have personal experiences of using our services or caring for someone who has.

Are you interested in getting involved?

Who can join the Experts by Experience programme?

  • A carer of child or young person (CYP) who uses health services
  • An older person or a carer of older person living with dementia
  • A person who has used maternity services in the past four years
  • A person or carer of a person with a learning disability/autism
  • A person or carer of a person with a physical and sensory impairment
  • A young person with experience of using health services
  • A carer who has supported a person through end of life care
  • A person living with and beyond Cancer
  • A person or carer of a person with Sickle Cell and Thalassemia
  • A person or carer of someone living with a long term condition
  • Anyone with recent experience of using our services

What do Experts by Experience do?

Working closely with our Patient Experience Team, members from the Experts by Experience programme will be invited to take part in a range of activities such as:

  • Taking part in staff recruitment
  • Project work, co-producing the planning, design, delivery, development and review of services
  • Evaluating services and quality assurance
  • Staff training
  • Peer training in Recovery College
  • Engaging with the public at events on a stand or co-delivering a workshop
  • Attending meetings to give feedback
  • Taking part in research

How will we support you on the programme?

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail email: or by calling the team on 0121 507 2671.

We will ask you a bit about yourself and the sort of activities you would like to be involved in.  We will go through our Agreement Form with you. Once Experts by Experience are registered with us, we contact them by email or telephone when new opportunities are available, to see if they might be of interest.

We provide training for certain roles (for instance recruitment training).  We also arrange for any reasonable adjustments people need, to help ensure that opportunities are open to as wide a group as possible.