Views of mental health service users for the National User Forum will see meetings taking a back seat, the forum's first gathering decided. Professor Louis Appleby, national director for mental health, said: 'It ought to be possible to contribute to the forum in different ways, through correspondence and we are looking at setting up a website noticeboard as well as having meetings on a particular issue to which only a small number would come. 'Issues for the coming months include how user voices could work at a local level, and problems with benefits.