About service users and carers

Mental Health at the University of Leeds

Service Users and Carers (SUC) are the cornerstone of excellence in education, research, and service improvement.

‘Service User’ describes anyone who has accessed (or is eligible to access) health or social care services. Carers are people who look after or support those with health or social care needs, and can include partners and family members.

SUCs with a wide variety of experiences are involved in many elements of education, research, and healthcare development here at the School of Healthcare. 

We feel strongly that when we bring together the expertise of SUCs with that of Health and Social Care professionals and academics, we can improve the quality of the work that we do.

Join the group

We are always looking for more people and groups to get involved in the development and governance of student education, research and innovation.

There are no person-specific requirements other than that you have had (or have cared for someone who has had) a personal experience of health or social care services. We offer support for all SUCs through formal training events as well as peer support.

If you would like to get involved, please contact:

Dr. Joanna Smith
Associate Professor Child Nursing, Academic Lead for Pubic Engagement and Involvement