Date: 08 February 2018
Co-producing emotional and mental wellbeing services for children and young people
In January, the CCG welcomed over 80 people from a range of organisations in Bromley that work to support children and young people including youth services, schools, health services and the police. The purpose of the event was to share the work the CCG is doing on the co-production of emotional and mental wellbeing services for children and young people and get their involvement. It will be followed by further community based events involving stakeholders and young people.
In 2017 the CCG invested in a programme to improve emotional wellbeing services for children and young people in Bromley. This was agreed following the publication of outcomes gathered by the New Economics Foundation (NEF). The CCG had commissioned NEF to test out a coproduction approach in Bromley and get a better understanding of the needs of young people and the appetite of local organisations to commit to delivering services that would meet these needs.
A detailed project plan has been developed which sets out the key stages of the coproduction programme. This includes testing a number of improved outcomes identified by young people. More information on the programme is available on the CCG’s website.
At the event we shared an understanding of coproduction and how it will be applied in this programme, explained how it fitted into the local and national context for improving mental health, shared outcomes from discussions held with young people including focus groups, workshops and surveys, prioritised outcomes and considered innovative ways in which we can achieve those outcomes.
A report on the event is available here, while the appendices mentioned in the report can be downloaded below.
Outcomes from the event will be used for the next stage in the delivery of this programme. This involves three large scale community events involving children and young people and a range of other stakeholders.
To help inform the event and ongoing work, an intensive programme of focus groups, discussions and workshops has been undertaken with young people in Bromley. More detail about this part of the programme is available on request. To date over 2,000 children have completed the emotional wellbeing survey and the results are being analysed. Outcomes of some of the focus group sessions were shared at the event to show the breadth of engagement with children, including a group who have communication needs. It was reassuring that the feedback from these young people matched the feedback gathered in 2016 for the NEF report.
We also used social media to tweet during the event using the hashtag #Bromleycoproduction
There are still opportunities to get involved in this work. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In January, the CCG welcomed over 80 people from a range of organisations in Bromley that work to support children and young people including youth services, schools, health services and the police