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Step 2: Project Organisation

The Project Board

The Project Board monitors project delivery and ensures that objectives are being met. It meets three time during the project delivery phase: at project start, the ‘ready to deliver’ stage, and project close stage. It can also meet if any project issues arise.

Templates of the Project Board Structure and agendas for meetings are included at the bottom of this page.

Archive Service
Project Lead
EssentialArranges and chairs Project Board. Calls first Project Board. Recruits Project Coordinator
Mental Health Service Provider RepresentativeEssentialReports on MH elements and issues
Change Minds Hub RepresentativeEssentialConsultancy role providing services agreed when project set up.
Project CoordinatorEssentialReports on workshops and participant progress. Reports to Project Lead in regular project Steering Groups. Debriefs to Change Minds Hub Team
Expert by ExperienceGood practicePotential to source input/advice/resources from The LENs (Lived Experience Network, Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance). Provides lived experience of using mental health services, going through the system, or caring for someone using mental health services  Use as a ‘critical friend’ to run ideas and issues past   
Change Minds Participant RepresentativeGood practiceReports on participant perspective of project; feeds back decisions to participants

Project Roles

A Change Minds project will employ or obtain the services of the following staff and consultants:

  • Project Lead – chairs and reports to the Project Board, and accounts to the funding body and/or other funders and stakeholders for delivery of Change Minds, according to the outputs and outcomes identified in the Project Plan.
  • Project Coordinator – runs the project on a day-to-day basis, hosted by the archive service. This could be the same individual as the Project Lead.
  • Creative Facilitator/s – runs Creative Workshops and support a final project exhibition and/or publication.
  • Participants’ Mental Health Support Worker(s) – provide required support for the participants for the duration of the programme.
  • Partner staff from the archive service and mental health support organisation – assist with tours of the archive service site and familiarise participants with the historical records, research resources and archive service procedures.
  • Volunteers – support both the archive service and the participants in the running and delivery of the Change Minds project as appropriate.

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