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.
Who are the resources for?
The Amplified resources are for people and organisations who work in:
- in-patient services
- youth justice
- statutory and voluntary services (including youth groups and charity based support)
The Amplified offline support offer will run across six regions of the UK, these are the 6 Learning Collaboratives created by NHS England:
- North West
- North East
- London & South East
- South West
- Oxford and Reading
The Amplified offline support includes:
A pick from of 8 masterclasses co-facilitated with young people, parents and carers across the country, each focusing on a specific element of participation.
A full offer of topics will be available to pick from soon.
Each year we’ll be running 4 co-production workshops, 2 in the North of England and 2 in the south. These workshops we will bring professionals, children, young people, parents and carers together to share local good practice and co-create resources.
Online tools and resources
There will be a variety of online tools and resources available to support you in promoting participation in your services. These include:
Our information briefings will summarise the key learning points from the Amplified masterclasses, and highlight best practice from services across the country.
All the briefings will be available to download from this page.
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 participation priorities outlined by the Department of Health and YoungMinds in 2011.
For more information download the summary.