Lived experience breaks the destructive cycle
Taking learning from Changing Futures, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust’s Liaison and Diversion Team have adopted a Peer Mentor approach to supporting vulnerable people to move out of the criminal justice system.
“Once in the criminal justice system, vulnerable people were caught in a revolving door. Without the help they needed, they were trapped in a never-ending cycle of offending, conviction, re-offending and re-conviction. Working in partnership with Birmingham Changing Futures Together, we used their learning to develop a service with
Lived Experience at the heart. The results are clear and impressive.” Neelam Butt, Service Manager at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust’s Liaison & Diversion.