Building bridges with Lived Experience Practitioners

2018 LXP conference

We recently hosted our first Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) Conference at Bromley United Reformed Church.

A fantastic event, led by Japleen Kaur, our Head of Volunteering Services and Amy Wattingham, our Lead Lived Experience Practitioner, LXPs shared their unique insights as both a member of staff and a service user. 

Mental health and wellbeing for staff was a key area of focus and whether there was anything we could be doing better and how we could improve awareness of the support available.

Workshops in the afternoon centred around topics activities including: non-violent resistance in adult mental health, ‘Recovery through Art’ and co-production.

Matthew Trainer, Chief Executive said: “It’s been a great day, with the opportunity to hear about the fantastic work of this team and practioners themselves, who have been service users and the bridges they can help build between us and the people that use and rely on our services.

“The programme has so far trained close to 60 people, a third of whom are already in full or part time employment at Oxleas. I hope we can continue to build on this success in the years to come. The Lived Experience Practitioners truly are a huge asset to our workforce.”

Please take a few minutes to watch our film where Matthew chats to colleagues about the contribution of the LXPs.

Published on 26th November 2018