During April to July, BOND delivered a series of workshops and one-to-one support in Tees Valley to voluntary organisations, LA and NHS Commissioners and head teachers.
Full details of what was covered in the programme and how it went are available in this blog article.
Many of the presentations and handout materials are available via the BOND Resource Bank.
What the participants had to say
'The BOND process has had a hugely positive impact, accelerating our local transformation programme for children's mental health and helping us to understand the potential of the Tees voluntary sector. CCGs are now investing in VCS development for a further year in order to continue capacity building and build on the excellent work of BOND."
Chris McEwan, Assistant Director, NHS Tees
'BOND has given schools a chance to consider the mental health needs of their pupils whilst building relationships with commissioners and providers"
Neil Appleby, Headteacher.
Who took part? The Pilot Participants
Preliminary conversations with local voluntary sector development agencies, VCOs, LA and NHS commissioners helped to identify organisations to take part in the programme. Of course due to capacity restrictions not every relevant VCSO in the Tees Valley area could be included and certainly not every school!
Through discussion and enquiry we tried to find a balance of participants which includes leads in local authority and NHS children’s mental health commissioning, some school cluster or groups representatives plus a range of VCSOs which provide either direct early intervention services; work closely with those affected by emotional and mental health problems; or with children and young people at increased risk.
The following organisations are took part.
- Darlington Borough Council
- Hartlepool Borough Council
- Middlesbrough Borough Council
- Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
VCS Development Agencies (details of participation in the programme to be developed)
- Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency
- Catalyst (Stockton-on-Tees)
- Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency
- Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency
- Evolution (Darlington)
- MIND (Middlesbrough and Stockton)
- MIND (Hartlepool)
- MIND (Redcar & Cleveland)
- The Junction (Redcar and Cleveland)
- The Alliance (Stockton-on-Tees)
- Tees Valley Counselling Trust (Tees wide, based in Stockton-on-Tees)
- Fairbridge (Tees wide, based in Princes Trust, Middlesbrough)
- Families Talking (Middlesbrough)
- Haven (Hartlepool)
- The Cabin (Stockton)
- Harbour (Tees – various boroughs)
- Eastern Ravens (Stockton)
- Westview (Hartlepool)
- Kidz Konnekt (Redcar and Cleveland).
We worked with three school clusters, one in each of Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough.
Two lead members from the school clusters were able to take part in the joint workshops and have suggested a process to support these lead members in cascading the learning to the other schools in their clusters through local cluster workshops.
East Middlesbrough Cluster (14 schools)
Redcar and Cleveland Cluster