Lived Experience Research Collective is a consortium of applied researchers, all of whom have lived experience of mental health conditions.

The Collective was formed in 2015 through a project hosted by See Me and IRISS, since January 2016 it has been hosted by the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland. It bids for research projects that require or benefit from the active involvement of people with lived experience, acts as a think tank for the Foundation on emerging issues and topics that might form the basis for future research projects and validates and comments on the Foundation’s ongoing research activities.

The Collective champions and promotes co-production, inclusivity, collaboration and consensus in the way it works with both the Foundation and other research partners.