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Prison: a place for co-production

Rory18 January 2021

How can co-production happen in prisons and why does it matter that it does? We have two great guest authors with us to share their reflections – Paula who works in prisoner engagement for the Prison Reform Trust and has lived experience of imprisonment. And Chantal who is a research fellow at UCL specialising in […]

Co-production and involvement in health research: why aren’t we showing our working?

Rory15 December 2020

Centre co-producers, Jordan and Lynn, reflect on personal co-production, involvement experiences, and pose (many) difficult questions about how the Collective’s core values of Challenging, Transparent, Inclusive and being Human can be put into practice.

‘Hard-to-reach’ – the ghost of co-production past

Rory14 December 2020

Inspired by the challenges women faced while campaigning for their right to vote over a hundred years ago, Mandy writes from the perspective of a co-producer about the pressures of speaking up in public settings and how it could be helped by a more welcoming atmosphere.

Ambitiously co-producing mental health support

Rory23 November 2020

This blog was co-written by Sarah, Emily N and Juli who work at Ambitious about Autism with contributions from Saffron, Vera, Emily M and members of the Ambitious Youth Network. Find out how they have been adapting to the challenges of the pandemic and continue to co-produce the changes that autistic young people wish to […]

Pioneering co-production in mental health settings

Rory22 November 2020

Guest author and Co-production Collective co-producer Mark looks back at many years of co-production experience. He reflects on how his own mental health journey influenced service change and better collaboration within teams.

#CoProStories

Lizzie16 September 2020

Have you heard about our Share Your Co-pro Story project? Read on to meet the People’s Voice Media team, who share more about the power of stories, and see three of the stories we’ve already collected. We hope they inspire you to get creative and share your #CoProStory….

From diagnostic odyssey to involvement odyssey – an emotional journey

Rory14 August 2020

Centre co-producer Lynn shares her long and emotional journey to diagnosis and talks about co-production and involvement, how she got involved, and how being involved has turned out to be another very emotional journey.