BAPAM is looking to recruit a Lay Member for our External Mental Health Scrutiny Group.

What do we mean by a Lay Member?

A Lay Member is someone who has personal experience of using health or care services. They may also represent a community affected by the committee’s topic area.

Our Lay Member will ideally be a Performing Arts Professional with experience of using mental health services. They do not need to have used a service provided by BAPAM but they may have done so. Through their expert patient perspective, our Lay Member will bring valuable insights, and contribute to the improvement, growth, and development of BAPAM’s mental health service.

BAPAM is committed to the provision of equitable health services and improving access for the Global Majority. As such, we particularly welcome expressions of interest from the Global Majority Performing Arts workforce, and those who have experienced barriers and disadvantages when it comes to accessing health support.

We strongly believe that a diverse mix of contributions and voices will lead to meaningful improvements and better outcomes.

Key information

This role is part of a voluntary group. The Mental Health Scrutiny Group meets (no more than) four times per year, with each meeting being scheduled for 2 hours. Papers /minutes from the previous meeting will be sent out in advance of the upcoming meeting, along with an agenda. Whilst the contribution /commitment from group members is not exhaustive, the Lay Member role is best suited to somebody who is interested in reviewing and discussing matters relating to mental health governance, and keen to share ideas for improvement and change.

Expressions of interest and closing date

If you are interested in this role, please let us know by sending an expression of interest to by Friday 10th May.