What you can do

We have participation groups in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bath and NE Somerset, Wiltshire and Swindon.

Sometimes young people work on local projects, like making changes to waiting rooms or helping us recruit new staff.

Sometimes they work on projects across the trust.

For example: developing the website or designing training for staff about supporting LGBTQ+ young people.

There are lots of different opportunities and you can choose what you want to do and how you want to be involved.

Examples of the projects we have worked on include:

  • Developing the CAMHS website
  • Making films about mental health
  • Raising awareness of mental health
  • Interviewing new staff for CAMHS
  • Public speaking
  • Training CAMHS staff and school staff
  • Designing and delivering awareness sessions for students

And you don’t have to be part of the group. If you prefer, you can email, work 1:1 or just take things slowly. That’s fine.

What you get out of being involved in participation?

The young people involved in participation tell us that they have gained:

  • Confidence and increased self-esteem
  • A sense of purpose and achievement from helping others
  • Valuable experience to add to CVs and College / job applications
  • New friends

We’re also open to ideas, so if there’s something you’d like us to set up, please let us know.

Page last reviewed: 8 September, 2021