Get involved with CAMHS

At CAMHS, we want our children, young people, parents and carers to get the very best services. We can only do this by listening to you and working with you to make sure we deliver what you want. That’s why your voice is so important.
 
We are looking for young people to join our Youth Board and make a real difference for Islington CAMHS.

Who we are looking for?

You! Group members should be aged 13-18 and have had experience within a CAMHS setting.

What will this involve?

We will be holding regular monthly meetings on a Thursday from 4.30 - 6 pm at the Northern Health Centre.

In these sessions, Young Advisors will give feedback, ideas and advice on how to improve CAMHS. Our Youth Board offers many ways for Young People to get involved and share ideas to help improve our services.
 
In the last year the Board helped design a Wellbeing Suitcase that can be used in schools to help students have conversations about mental health. They also worked with the National Gallery and to take amazing photographs that will be displayed around the service.
 
One of the young people involved described his experience of being part of the project:

‘Working on the well-being suitcase was really enjoyable and something I’d never done before. It was satisfying seeing that every idea that went into the suitcase was in some way incorporated into the end result; it felt great to have our voices heard. I hope schools will use this in a positive way to open up the discussion about mental health to everybody, making help more accessible to everyone who needs it.’

What's in it for me?

This is your opportunity to really make your voice be heard in the NHS. You can help make changes to CAMHS that means the service will be better for you and other young people.
 
Also, there will be free food!

What about Parents and Carers?

We value the feedback and support of parents and carers to help improve our services. We will be launching a new Parent Board group later in 2019. If you are interested in getting involved please let us know by emailing whh-tr.icamhs@nhs.net.

How to get involved?

For more information please speak with your clinician, get in touch by calling 0203 316 1824 or email our Participation Lead at whh-tr.icamhs@nhs.net.
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