Getting young people's voice heard

Chris Leaman
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20 Mar 2012

Erin Wright, our VIK London Regional Support Worker, is working with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to get young people's voice heard in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

If you are interested in becoming a VIK drop us an email to vikinfo@youngminds.org.uk and we will let you know if we have any spaces. You can become a VIR (Very Important Representative) and sit on our virtual panel of young people. To read the VIK Information Pack please click here.

Erin is working with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve the experience of young people using these services.

Young people will be involved staff recruitment, training and commissioning of services. Bexley CAMHS are being encouraged to develop systems to capture the views of young people using the service.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has done an in-depth interview with Erin about her work on their website which you can find here

The VIK Project is a group of 25 children and young people aged 11 to 24, representing young people across the country and advising YoungMinds on its policy and campaign objectives. 

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