The Project Reference Group was for anyone who wanted to make the ABCD Project a success. The aim was to create a safe space for the project to grow. The Reference Group met four times over 9 months. We were particularly keen to include people with lived experience of mental health issues and their carers. We recognised that everyone can experience mental health issues at some point in their life. We had a private monitoring form that people could fill in. We wanted to avoid labelling people whilst ensuring we were working in a co-productive way.