Through our Amplified programme, we’ll be developing online and offline resources to help services and organisations to make sure the voices of children, young people and parents are being heard throughout the mental health system.
Throughout the Amplified programme we’ll be working with children, young people and parents to co-develop and test toolkits and resources that can help you to bring participation into your services or organisations.
This year’s theme is: supporting the participation of young people experiencing extra vulnerabilities. They are especially relevant to professionals who work in:
- Schools and colleges
- Inpatient services
- Youth justice settings
- Statutory and voluntary services (including youth groups and charity based support)
Booking is open for a series of free masterclasses co-developed with young people, parents and carers across the country, each focusing on a specific element of participation.
Every year Amplified selects and supports twelve Trailblazers to develop participation in their organisation.
Their work will be shared as good practice as it develops over the course of this year.
Vulnerable Groups Toolkit
For each year of the Amplified programme we will co-create a toolkit with services, young people and parents and carers, which gives practical guidance on developing a specific area of participation.
In 2017/18 the toolkit will focus on supporting the system to increase the participation of vulnerable groups, building on the work of the Trailblazers (see above) and the participation priorities outlined by the Department of Health and YoungMinds in 2011.