NHS Bromley CCG is working with young people and partners across Bromley to co-produce improvements to emotional and mental wellbeing for children and young people in Bromley. We are doing this because we cannot continue as we are. We need a robust and sustainable system of support and treatment that improves the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the population as a whole and provides evidence based services.
The focus of co-production is on the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people. However, the learning from this process will also be integrated into other programmes of work and the engagement we do with local people in Bromley.
You can read more about this programme below:
Co-Production is an approach that ensures both people delivering and planning services and those using them are equal partners in the design, delivery and review of servicesIt recognises that all parties have vital contributions to make to improve the quality of life for people and communities.
The programme aims to come up with a model of service delivery for emotional and mental wellbeing for children and young people that will meet their needs and which is designed and produced by young people, citizens and statutory organisations. We already know from talking to young people that they want more focus on support and early intervention in order to reduce the risk of them going into crisis and needing more intensive support.
The programme commenced in October 2017 and involved talking to a wide range of young people about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. This has included going into schools, running focus groups and workshops and asking for views through a survey.
The outcomes from this engagement are being used in the next phase of the programme which is to co-design the system and service delivery model. This will work as follows:
Network Meetings: The Network exists as a larger support mechanism for the programme. The Network will include statutory and community and voluntary sectors, as well as parents and families. Everyone is welcome to join the Network. This group will scrutinise the work of the smaller co-design group.
Co-design group: The Co-design group will consist of 15 key professionals and CYP who [combined] have the skills, knowledge and insight to analyse/translate current data into meaningful proposals. All work done within the Co-design group will go through the Network before being actioned. You can express your interest for this group via attendance at Network meetings.
Youth Health Forum: The Youth Health Forum will work closely with the Co-design group to ensure the voices of young people are heard throughout the entire programme. Young people will co-design the elements of the emotional and mental wellbeing in which they will be delivering. All children and young people in Bromley are welcome to attend groups. To find out how to join the Youth Health Forum click here.
SEND employability day
In May 2018 we held a SEND employability Day. The SEND Reforms refers to the ‘golden thread’ which runs through all our strategies, plans and processes for children and young people which will enable improved outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The ‘golden thread’ is about : aspirations, needs, outcomes and provision. The Employability Day came out of co-production work undertaken to inform Bromley’s commissioning intentions for their mental health Transformation Programme and was driven by the local ‘Working Together for Employment Group’. This underlines how by working together with a range of partners, i.e. colleges, health providers, clinicians and others, we can inspire our young people with SEND along pathways to employment to achieve to the best of their potential.
In January we held a successful stakeholder event with a wide range of participants to share the work done so far and to get a commitment from them to keep involved. You can read the report on this event here. This was followed by three community events with local people held in February. You can read the report on these events here.
To find out more about the programme or get involved in the forums, please email firstname.lastname@example.org