Closure of Liverpool Mental Health Consortium

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium closed on 30th April 2019 due to lack of funding. You can still read about our work & look at our research & reports until September 2019 when the website is due to expire, but we will not be able to provide any further support, activities, or opportunities for people with lived experience of mental distress. This also means that Liverpool Mental Health Festival & Liverpool Mad Pride can no longer happen.

If you require information about sources of mental health support in Liverpool, please contact Healthwatch on 0300 77 77 007 or see the Live Well Directory for the Liverpool City Region at

If you would like to know about mental health lived experience-led opportunities for participating in mental health service improvement & evaluation now that the Consortium has gone, please contact:

  • Jan Ledward (Chief Operating Officer – NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • Joe Rafferty (Chief Executive – Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Martin Farran (Director of Adult Services & Health – Liverpool City Council)

Thanks to everyone who has supported Liverpool Mental Health Consortium over the years!

Personal Reflection: Click here to read a personal reflection on Liverpool Mental Health Consortium’s closure – Threat of Extinction to LMHC


Liverpool Mental Health Consortium was set up in 1995 by people with lived experience of mental distress who wanted to be listened to and understood by the people who designed, paid for and delivered mental health services, and who wanted a say in how those services responded to their needs.

We are part of the change that means ‘mental health’ is now an everyday topic of conversation. We help to dispel myths & challenge stigma, as well as influence concrete change in policy and service delivery. Our current work draws on artistic and creative models of participation in order to link with Liverpool Festivals and academic research, whilst retaining our commitment to community leadership, diverse voices, and lobbying for social change based on lived experience.

You can read about our work to date in our fabulous retrospective booklet, click the image below to view as PDF:
LMHC Retrospective The First 22 Years