Lived Experience Advisory Forum

Lived Experience
Advisory Forum


LEAF stands for Lived Experience Advisory Forum, this is the part of the beans service where we will hold a safe space to get together for neurodivergent children and young people to share their views and experiences. 

LEAF gives CYP and their families to help co-produce our services and feedback around what we do so that we can deliver something even better in the future.

The meetings will take place once a month at the following dates & locations:

Bury St Edmunds (Linden House): 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 13:00pm.

Saxmundham (Sax’cess House): 4th Tuesday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 13:00pm.

Woodbridge (Pavilion Cafe): 2nd Tuesday of Every Month, 12:00pm – 13:00pm.

We will use the information gathered to create positive changes in the services we provide you.

We want your voice at the heart of Beans.

  • You’ll have the chance to co-produce new projects.
  • You’ll meet other people with similar lived experience.
  • The sessions will be facilitated by a friendly member of our team.

Using Lived Experience to Shape our Service


Here’s a quick look at what a LEAF session looks like, and how we can go from learning about lived experience to creating a whole new project.

Learn More About Access


The LEAF project also exists outside of beans, with drop-in wellbeing and mental health groups held monthly across Beccles, Bungay and Lowestoft.

It’s all part of the larger picture, working as a part of Access Community Trust. 

The regional charity operate from Bury St Edmunds to Lowestoft and From King’s Lynn To Ipswich. 

Learn more about the many ways Access Community Trust supports those in need.

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