Welcome to 2018! – Important dates for the Calendar

Welcome to 2018! We have lots happening within the collaborative this year. We will be working with partner services to capture and highlight the experiences of young people, the impact and evaluation of CYP IAPT, as well as taking a closer look at the impact and evaluation of the CWP programme. One of the foundation blocks within CYP IAPT is Accountability - being able to demonstrate and evidence the work that we do, and the progress that we are making towards the quality of services that young people wanted. We use quarterly returns that help services to evidence their progress towards the quality standards and practices contained in the "Delivering with, Delivering well" paper. Each quarter they measure their progress, and each quarter the collaborative exec team work with services to support them to keep improving. Here is the table of important dates that you need for your diary to get your Quarterly Returns in on time Quarter Service Data return to collaborative Collaborative return to HEE Date...
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Our partner OTR shares great practice around participation

OTR CEO Simon, shares his thoughts about participation at OTR and in the wider sector   For several years here at OTR we have tried (and tried again) to get young people involved in decision-making at the highest levels of the organisation. Specifically, we have grappled with trying to achieve meaningful representation and voice at board level. It’s never really succeeded against any basic definition of the word ‘meaningful’, despite our best efforts and intent. Participation in this form is something that charities are supposed to be good at, and ‘service user participation’ is a buzz-phrase that has been flying around for some years now. Conventional wisdom says you can’t stay faithful to your mission, attract funding, or make credible operational decisions without it. Public bodies now insist on it; grant making trusts too. And there are numerous quality marks and unending guidance papers produced by well-meaning policy wonks in distant think tanks. Then there are the army of professionals whose job it is to make...
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New Webinar series from East of England Clinical Network – Save the Dates

The East of England Clinical Networks group have organised a series of webinars across a range of current issues from Self harm care in A & E and GPs to best practice in neurodevelopmental disorders. You can access the list of dates and topics here and contact the organisers to book on... Don't miss this great opportunity to share good practice and take new ideas into your own service....
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Are you a young person or parent and want to help shape services?

We would love to hear from you! Our Youth Board meet every three months to share what they are working on locally, feed into regional developments and develop ideas and plans to improve mental health services. If you would like to get involved or find out more about what we do, please email Remick, our Participation Innovator: r.kang@exeter.ac.uk. Similarly, if you are a parent or carer and would like to find out opportunities to get involved, again please email Remick....
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Looking for support with transformation?

For Service providers: If you are already part of the South West Collaborative, you can access outreach support in a number of ways: Consultation: Our Clinical Lead is Jonathan Parker (J.Parker5@exeter.ac.uk), whose role is to support you in embedding training and service development. Workshops: If you are having specific difficulties in embedding any of the CYP IAPT principles and practices, our Clinical Leads can set a date with you to come and work with your staff team to help move things forward Outreach training: If you are new to our service, or you've never received our outreach training, we provide 4 days of training for your staff team to support you to embed all of the CYP IAPT principles and practices, as well as day for managers to support workforce development. subscribe to the calendar to find more information and detailed flyers on the forthcoming outreach training. Outreach supervision training: As a new service provider, even before your staff come on our rigorous supervision...
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Want to join the Community of Practice as a new service?

Do you provide an emotional wellbeing service to children, young people, families or carers? Are you based in the south west between Hereford to Cornwall? Do you want to be able to provide a more effective and efficient service in partnership with young people and families? Would you like to access the very best evidence-based training for your staff? Do you want to demonstrate your effectiveness to funders? If you answered yes to the questions above then it's likely that you will find huge benefits in joining the South West Community of Practice. Since 2012 we have been growing our membership to now over 20 service providers across the south west. Hosted by the University of Exeter CEDAR department, the collaborative supports services to implement the Child and Young Person's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) principles and practices; helping services to deliver easier access to evidence-based psychological therapies, based on clinically meaningful outcomes and authentic participation from young people...
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