Get Involved

Get Involved

We are always looking for people to tell us about their story and experiences but we also occasionally have opportunities to get more fully involved in shaping future services across Essex.  These are open to you if you live or work in Essex and are keen to volunteer with us. You can give as much or as little of your time as you want, but any time you can give will make a difference. 

From time to time we recruit for specific opportunities  – for example, we recently recruited for Cancer and Maternity Patient Partners, who now represent the voice of people in Essex as services are re-designed. 

These roles can involve:

  • Attending meetings with NHS managers and clinical staff
  • Inputting to and challenging new proposals for services
  • Reviewing leaflets and information given out by the NHS
  • Engaging with other patients to feed their experiences back alongside your own

Current Opportunities

Collaboration in Action Forum Members

We are currently looking for people who have experience of a disability who are passionate about wanting to improve the quality of services for people living with or experiencing a disability. For more information click here.

Young Mental Health Ambassadors

We are currently looking for people under the age of 25 who have had experience of using mental health services in Essex and who would be willing to share their experiences to help create change. For more information click here.

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HWE Insights Directors

HWE Insights Ltd is an arms-length subsidiary of Healthwatch Essex, wholly owned by Healthwatch Essex. It was set up to allow Healthwatch Essex to undertake high quality engagement, research and training activities on a commissioned basis, and to participate in joint venture arrangements.

The Board currently consists of five members but looking to recruit a further directors. We are interested to hear from people who can add value to the governance of HWE Insights and who may have specialisms or experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Health & social care business;
  • Grants & Bid Writing;
  • PR/Communications/Marketing;
  • Commerce/enterprise;
  • HR;
  • Change management

To read the role description click here or apply via Reach Volunteering.