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Can you help South West Yorkshire Partnership hear from local children, young people and families to shape a new mental health and wellbeing guide?

The Trust is developing a new guide to help children and young people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Based on the national NHS ‘choose well’ campaign – which historically focuses on physical health – the guide showcases examples of how a young person may be feeling alongside some of the support available in these different circumstances. It’s hoped that the guide will help local children and young people, alongside their parents, carers and families to know:

· How they can look after their own mental health and wellbeing

· Who else can help and provide mental health and wellbeing support

· Where to go for help and support.

You can see an example of the adult’s version of the guide, which was created and launched by the Trust last year here: www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/choosewell.

The guide has so far been developed with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) clinicians at the Trust. They are now looking to work with, and hear from, local children, young people and families to develop this further.

Your support

They’d like you to host a conversation and gather the feedback and views of the children, young people and families you work with on the draft guide.

The guide must be clinically accurate and reflect available services. It’s important to understand that we are asking children, young people and families to feedback on and influence:

· The language used within the guide

· The layout of the guide

· The content in the guide e.g., if anything is missing or shouldn’t be included.

As part of your role, they would please ask that you:

· Host a focus group or conversation with children, young people and families to review the draft guide. Your focus group or conversation should include 8 to 16 people. A feedback form will be shared to help you collect insight, feedback and ideas too.

· Complete equality monitoring so that we are able to ensure that the feedback is reflective of our local populations. An equality monitoring form will be shared with you in advance for you to use too.

· Share the feedback with them by 15 December 2021. You can do this through email or by arranging a virtual feedback session with us. To share feedback or discuss setting up a virtual meeting, please contact Dannie Houston, marketing and communications manager at the Trust, on danniella.houston@swyt.nhs.uk or via 07554334745.


Upon completion of a focus group/conversation and upon receiving the feedback you have collated; the Trust will make a payment of £150 to your organisation/group.

Launching the guide

All voluntary, community and third sector partners will receive a final copy of the guide, which will be finalised based on the feedback received.

This will also be shared alongside a communications toolkit to help you share and promote the guide with the children, young people and families you work with.

Download the guide and accompaying information below.

Download the draft guide

Download feedback proposal

Download feedback form

Download equality monitoring form

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