Public Involvement

Why is public involvement important to us?

Learning from the perspectives of people who have used Clinical Psychology services, or who have an interest in mental health services, is a key way to encourage our trainees to think about and explore issues of diversity and difference.

The Lancaster University Public Involvement Network (LUPIN) is open to anyone who:

  • Has used clinical psychology services
  • Knows someone who has used clinical psychology services
  • Has an interest in increasing public involvement within clinical psychology training

LUPIN is currently a diverse group, with people who have used mental health services, care for those who use services, or have an interest in mental health professional training.

We recognise that there is always scope for increasing diversity in the group so that we can represent a broader range of people within our society.

We welcome the involvement of people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or ability

We are always looking for new members, and guarantee a friendly welcome to new people. You can decide to join us at LUPIN steering group meetings or meet with a member of the team to discuss other opportunities, to contribute in a way that works for you.

The amount of involvement with LUPIN and the programme is a personal choice, and there are no expectations or rules around how much time people need to commit or which activities people should be involved in.

We are also interested in making links with community or support groups who would like to connect with LUPIN and contribute to the Clinical Psychology Programme.

First step

Get in touch and have a chat/email and questions:

Beverley Liver, LUPIN Development Worker

Jennifer Whitfield, Programme Assistant
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 594083