"There is nothing in the parenting manuals that tells you what to do when your child is impacted by mental health issues" Debbie Frances As part of the University of Exeter's new CYP IAPT Inpatient CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) Training Programme, trainees have been looking at the importance of parent and carer … Continue reading Parent and Carer Participation – a blog by Debbie Frances
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 … Continue reading ProReal: A Virtual Therapy Tool
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. … Continue reading Our partner OTR shares great practice around participation
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 … Continue reading Are you a young person or parent and want to help shape services?
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 … Continue reading Looking for support with transformation?