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Communities And Representation Team

At BAND we are constantly working to develop new ways of bringing Community And Service User Representation together, to ensure equality of opportunity in:

  • accessing mental health services
  • the evaluation, monitoring and development of current and new mental health services


We strive to raise mental health awareness within communities, and to improve cultural understanding and competency within the mental health workforce.

BAND recruits and supports people with experience of using mental health services to represent the views of service users and carers of service users on a range of committees facilitated by the CCG and GMW Mental Health Foundation Trust.

Service User Involvement and Representation

BAND has a strong history of service user involvement and we work to ensure that involvement is meaningful as we continue to develop effective, constructive and informed service user representation.

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Central Forum

The Central Forum enables service managers, commissioners,  service users and carers to discuss issues and instigate consultations on topics that would affect mental health service users in Bolton.

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