What We Do

Here are just a few of the things our amazing Midlands Young Advisors can do:

The Let’s Get Mental! Conference

In 2019, our Young Advisors designed and delivered their own mental health conference entitled Let’s Get Mental! It was such as success that it became an annual event, with the launch of Let’s Get Mental, Again! in 2020, Let’s Get Mental – The Next Chapter in 2021 and Let’s Get Mental: Mind the Gap! in 2022.

The conference returns in 2023 as Let’s Get Mental… Together!, featuring a mixture of live entertainment, keynote speakers, workshops, stall holders and networking spaces across a number of rooms within the Kedleston Road building of the University of Derby.

Do keep an eye on the Young Advisors’ web page and Twitter feed for updates.

A Young Person’s Perspective: Education & Training

The Young Advisors are available to consult on a range of topics related to mental health and service delivery. All topics have been developed by us, using the expertise within the team and include:

  • Youth Participation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Being transgender
  • Peer support in CAMHS
  • Neurodiversity and reasonable adjustments
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health
  • Education and mental health
  • Transitioning: CAMHS to AMHS
  • General wellbeing and self-care
  • Staff recruitment and selection (training for young people to recruit staff in services)

We can provide short talks (1 hour), half-day (3 hours) or full-day workshops. These are suitable for professionals working with children and young people; schools and young people; and the public.

Interested? Please get in touch via our contact page and mention the CYP IAPT Midlands Young Advisors.

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