An Interview with WP-CWPs

As cohort 3 approach the beginning of the CWP programme, we have taken the opportunity to interview 2 trainee CWP’s.  Ed and Samantha are based at Somerset Rural Youth Project (SRYP).  SRYP have rebranded to Young Somerset so as to better reflect their growing reach and remit across the county. So, Ed and Sam, why did you apply to become a WP-CWP? S: It felt like a really good opportunity to undertake training and gain experience and expertise for working with children and young people. E: The role and training fit really well with what I had wanted to do for a career and represented a great opportunity to take the next steps. How have you found the training? E: Really good – Lots of chance for learning and reflection. S: It has been a real privilege to be learning and working with people with such expertise, something which I didn’t think I would ever have the opportunity. Both: It has been more challenging than we thought...
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ProReal: A Virtual Therapy Tool

This month we interviewed Marie from Off the Record in Bristol, to find out more about how they are using ProReal; how the project came about and the success its been having. So, what is ProReal?  ProReal is an immersive, avatar-based virtual world platform that helps people communicate in a dynamic and visual way. Built using 3D gaming technology, this virtual reality communication tool is independently evidenced to accelerate insight and change. You can read more about the evidence base here. How did this project come about at Off the Record?  A campaign from our participation project led to a theme around improving access for males, and supporting the right side brain's role in therapy. We wanted to find a way to practice what happens in session in a safe and playful way using a platform that young people feel is fun and are comfortable with. Can you explain a little about a 'trialogue' approach?  The trialogue approach is the understanding that in the room during...
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What is the CYP-IAPT Self-Assessment Risk Register?

The risk register is a tool in risk management and project management. It is used to identify potential risks in the implementation of the values and principles of CYP-IAPT in your organisation and partnership and can be used alongside the self-assessment. The risk register includes all information about each identified risk, such as the nature of that risk, level of risk, who owns it and what are the mitigation measures in place to respond to it. Having a list to track risk, whether by a simple spreadsheet or as part of a more robust PM software solution, is a good idea to tackle in any project plan/service development. There is risk inherent in everything, and that goes doubly for managing a project with lots of moving parts. You’ll never be able to anticipate everything that could go astray in a project, but by doing the due diligence, you’re able to have a plan in place to respond quickly before risks become real problems and sidetrack...
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