Young people encouraged to take active role in local mental health service

Our child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) is encouraging young people in Islington to take an active role in local mental health services in the borough by joining their youth board.

Lucy McGregor, lead for user participation, said: “The CAMHS youth board is an exciting opportunity for young people to have their say, make changes and influence decisions about their mental health service.

“Joining the CAMHS youth board is also an opportunity for young people to develop new skills that will look great on their CV.”

Young people over the age of 13 years who live in Islington are invited to join. Everyone is welcome including current service users, past service users and young people who haven’t used the service but would like to be involved.

The CAMHS youth board meets once a month after school between 4-6pm at Platform, Islington Council's arts venue for young people at Hornsey Road Baths, 260 Hornsey Road, London N7 7QT.

A training day is being held on Thursday 19 February, 12.30-4pm, at Platform. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Young people are invited to come along to:
  • Find out more about the CAMHS youth board and developing their skills
  • Receive training in recruitment
  • Meet new people


Contact
For more information or to sign-up to the training day please contact Lucy McGregor on 020 3316 1824 or email lucy.mcgregor1@nhs.net.

Links
Islington CAMHS
Platform

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