Where have we come from?
Involve is the operational name for our Charity - We have been previously known as Coventry AIMHS (Actively Influencing Mental Health Services).
We are a stakeholder led organisation - having a majority of people on our Board who have had personal experience of mental ill health. We are 'experts by experience'.
Involve has been working in Coventry for well over a decade supporting people in both one to one and in group settings, providing free training, facilitating peer support and offering opportunities for people to be involved and work towards co-production.
We offer time limited volunteering opportunities and regularly involve people in recruitment drives for Student Nurses, Social Workers, and for vacancies within CWPT and Coventry City Council.
We facilitate a weekly peer led walking group, and have an established community meeting where services and stakeholders come together to discuss changes in local services provision.
We also regularly collect Patient feedback from local mental health units in our locality and feed the comments back to hospital managers in an effort to affect positive change.
We have made brilliant connections with local organisations like Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Coventry City Council, Healthwatch Coventry, and national bodies such as the Care Quality Commission.
More recently, we have had success with helping people who are struggling to retain their benefits, particularly with benefit reviews and medical assessments. This remains an ongoing challenge.
We link in with local and national campaigns which challenge the stigma associated with mental health, (Time to Change), regionally we represent Coventry's Mental Health stakeholders on a variety of forums which influence service provision in the West Midlands.
Involve is the last remaining independent co-production and involvement charity in Coventry and we need your support.
We want and need you (now more than ever) to be part of our exciting and evolving journey.
Involve is a registered charity and registered company
Registered Company Number 6507837 - Registered Charity Number 1136456
If you want to find out more, please arrange to come in to see us, or check out our diary page to see what is happening.