CAMHS Alumni

CAMHS Alumni formed in August 2017 and completed three phases of work over an 18 month period. The group, having had their own personal experience of significant mental health difficulties, wanted to allay anticipatory anxieties for young people (and their families) accessing the service.  CAMHS Alumni members were extremely generous with their knowledge, skills and time, completing all work with the CAMHS facilitator and overcoming many barriers, such as having very limited resources. At what ...
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The A-Z of Care

Young people in care are creating on a glossary of terms to replace the jargon and abbreviations already existing within Social Care as they feel they are inaccessible. This project is supported by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC). At what level did the PPI take place? Service development/delivery PPI helped the project to Increase ownership; Improve quality. Background VOYPIC supported young people to attend the public consultation on ‘Strategy for Looked after Child...
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Development of teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital

This project set out to develop a specific teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital within the SHSCT area. Service users were  engaged to answer a questionnaire to highlight specific areas to be included in the new clinic. A new specific resource was developed with feedback from the service users. This resource is to be used as part of 2 workshops in 2019 and this will be used to audit and develop the service in the longterm. At what level did the PPI take place? One to one; Se...
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Come walk in my shoes

Approximately 30 young people were involved in the planning and delivery of the events and over 100 people from the health and education professions who work with young people attended. Attendees heard from the young people about the challenges they face on a daily basis. The aim of the events was that those who attended would be able to adapt the services they deliver/commission to remove any challenges for young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. Interactive events were held...
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Developing a young people’s forum

The Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency (NIGALA) has been involved in an ongoing project to place children at the heart of decision making. NIGALA operates to promote engagement and participation in the court process by children and young people and to ensure their interests are safeguarded during the process. Over the last year, we have consulted with children and young people regarding our office signage and décor in the development of resources for practitioners to engage with child...
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