Service Users Lived Experience

How can we more fully include lived experiences of (former) service users in the evaluation of services and co-production of knowledge?


To collaboratively reflect upon, analyse and theorise peer led approaches to suicide prevention in prison.


  • To explore the experiences of people who have volunteered as prison listeners.
  • To co-produce an academic journal article critiquing existing theory in light of these experiences.
  • To make recommendations for Social Work practice in this field and more broadly for centering lived experience in the co-production of knowledge.

Partner: Prison Reform Trust

(National voluntary sector partner whose network incorporates Cheshire and Merseyside)

Identified Lead: Dr Gill Buck

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