Future in mind

The development of our commissioning strategy for young people’s mental health and wellbeing was informed through involvement and consultation with a number of key stakeholders including, most importantly, children, young people and their families. This included involvement from schools, the local authority, health commissioners and providers, voluntary and community sector (VCS) and specialised commissioning colleagues. Key areas of insight and exploration included:

  • young people’s feedback on services through our voluntary and community partners
  • a ‘deep dive’ on young people’s voices and experiences
  • sharing good practice for youth engagement
  • work with schools – parents and child health
  • young women and use of health services – particularly focusing on experiences of self-harm and self-esteem
  • access to primary care services
  • use of urgent and emergency care services

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