Free training, support and resources to support the participation of children, young people and their families.
Our Support Offer
Through Amplified, NHS England commissioned settings can access free training and resources to support the participation of children, young people and their families.
Our training is delivered at three levels, so we can support you wherever you are on your participation journey:
- Grounding - the basics
- Building - practical advice
- Applying - setting and role specific support for: community and inpatient mental health services; clinicians/practitioners; schools and colleges; CCGs, local authorities and commissioners; and justice settings.
Grounding resources introduce the basics to participation in children and young people’s mental health. They are relevant to professionals working any role with children and young people.
- The meaning of participation
- Different levels and types of participation
- The policy context around participation in children and young people’s mental health.
We encourage everyone who attends a Building or Applying session to review some of these resources before you come along.
MindEd Participation e-Learning
MindEd have free online participation training modules developed by experts. These offer especially useful introductions to participation for clinicians.
Visit the MindEd Participation Hub.
Visit the Amplified Resources page for an index of participation tools and guidance.
Building Participation webinars offer practical guidance on designing and delivering participation in children and young people’s mental health.
Every Building webinar focuses on a specific participation area like involving young people in recruitment and selection, developing your participation strategy, and more.
The webinars offer signposting to tools, resources to download and live presentations from young people and parents and from organisations about their approach.
Applying Participation events are tailored for different settings and professionals within children and young people’s mental health.
Mental Health Services: Community and Inpatient
Mental health services should support both the individual participation of children, young people and their families in making decisions about their care and treatment and the collective participation of service users and parents and carers in the design, delivery and leadership of services. The CYP-IAPT standards set out the key elements of participation in mental health services. You can read the standards in the Resources section.
Amplified is working with the CYP-IAPT Learning Collaboratives and Clinical Networks to provide training for mental health services around participation. To find out what we are offering in your area, or to get involved with Amplified if you are not a mental health service but not part of a Collaborative contact Julie Costley, Senior Participation Consultant and Amplified Lead for Mental Health Services through the Amplified email: [email protected]
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and Commissioners
Children, young people and their families should be involved at every stage of commissioning the mental health services and interventions they access- from needs assessment to service design and contract management. Amplified is working with system partners to provide seminars for commissioners of children and young people’s mental health services across the country.
There are also commissioner webinars coming up where you can hear directly from young people who have been involved in commissioning and from commissioners about their approach to participation, as well as accessing resources to help you build participation into commissioning and champion participation in the services you commission. Find out more on the Amplified Events page.
If you are a commissioner (or similar role) who wants to find out more about Amplified, contact Rich Wall, Participation Consultant and Amplified Commissioning Coordinator through the Amplified email: [email protected]
Building participation into care and treatment with children, young people and their parents and carers is central to the CYP-IAPT programme which sets out the main approaches to this in the programme standards. Amplified aims to help clinicians and other frontline practitioners to access resources that promote shared-decision making and other participatory approaches, and provide spaces for clinicians to learn from one another and from children, young people and their families. We are doing this through work with the CYP-IAPT Learning Collaboratives and through hosting clinician/practitioner webinars- find out more on the Amplified Events page.
To find out more about how Amplified can support you as a clinician or other front line mental health practitioner contact Julie Costley, Senior Participation Consultant and Amplified Lead for Mental Health Services through the Amplified email: [email protected]
Amplified is working with the national youth health and justice team at NHS England and justice settings across the country to promote the participation of children and young people who are in contact with the justice system in relation to their mental health.
Amplified is also hosting a set of webinars for youth justice settings to look at mental health participation in these settings, featuring presentations from young people with experience of the justice system and a range of different justice settings, to find out more visit the Amplified Events page.
If you are working with young people around mental health in a justice setting and want to know more about Amplified please contact Julie Costley, Senior Participation Consultant and Amplified Health and Justice Lead through the Amplified email: [email protected]
Schools and colleges
Schools and colleges have a vital role to play in supporting young people’s mental health and helping them access support when they need it. Amplified is working with Learning Collaboratives and Clinical Networks to support schools with building participatory approaches into their work around mental health and student emotional wellbeing.
Amplified is also holding school and college participation webinars and events in April-May 2018. To find out more about how your school and college can be supported through Amplified contact Zoe Large, Participation Consultant and Amplified Schools Lead through the Amplified email: [email protected]
If you are looking for general resources on schools and mental health, check out our 360° Schools programme.