Putting the Young Person’s Voice at the Heart of Mental Health Services

The Scottish Youth Parliament published ‘Our generation’s epidemic’ in July 2016.The report indicates that, of the 1,483 young people asked, 74% are unaware what mental health information, support and services are available in their area. Furthermore, it found that information and services were not accessible or young-person centred, and identified barriers to talking openly about mental health. This research has been published at a time when the Scottish Government is developing a 10-year mental health strategy, due by the end of the year. It also raises questions about mental health services for young people amidst pressure to deliver more consistent CAMHS services and reduce waiting times for referral and treatment.

Attend this Holyrood event, run in partnership with the Scottish Youth Parliament, on the 3rd of November 2016 for an up to date briefing on the latest policy and research relating to young people’s mental health, and to examine how your organisation can better meet the challenge of improving young people’s mental health by putting the voice of the young person at the centre of service design and delivery.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Receive an up to date brief on the latest policy and research about young people’s mental health in Scotland
  • Engage with existing challenges and opportunities for prevention, intervention and support for young people across the education and health and social care sectors
  • Understand how service design and delivery can be improved by putting the young-person’s voice at the centre of the organisation
  • Learn from existing good practice and share knowledge in interactive ways with other professionals working in your service delivery area

Find more information, the agenda, and registration here

November 03, 2016 at 9:45am - 4pm
Central Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom
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