• 2Jul

    Young people’s participation in health services – new ebook launched

    GIFT and NHS England’s Head of Patient Experience, Kath Evans, have launched their first ebook on MyAPT about Young People’s Health Participation.

    Inspired by the work being done by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) participation projects across the country, ‘Taking on the challenge’ has captured 17 examples of young people’s participation across all health services: from hospitals to community, to minority groups, and rare illnesses.

    It focuses on capturing what projects are doing alongside what is making them successful, the challenges they’ve faced and how they’re overcoming them.

    Kath Evans says

    “This ebook is a collection of the great work happening across the country. Work delivered by driven and enthusiastic health care professionals ensuring the voice and ideas of children and young people are heard. Events have been planned, doors to clinical environments have been opened to feedback, Royal Colleges have valued the input of the public in the same way as input from professionals, and projects have been initiated by young people for young people with benefits to the wider community. It’s truly exciting to see the voice and ideas of children and young people creating cultural shifts. The future is being changed.”

    Taking on the Challenge is available in pdf format and is free to download here.