Getting involved in changing things

Information to help you get involved in changing things - including websites, and networking forums where you can get involved and have an influence.

  • All about mental health

    This website aims to help professionals working with children and young people with mental health problems and their families, in the Cambridgeshire area, find appropriate support, help and advice as quickly as possible.


  • Participation Works

    Participation Works is an online gateway for children and young people's participation. It is a hub for information, resources, news and networking on the involvement of young people in dialogue, decision making and influence across a wide range of settings. Through the gateway you can explore issues and find resources in the about Participation section, subscribe to news via RSS or e-mail, read about the latest participation training and events in the Events Diary, find case studies, toolkits and resources in the Resource Hub and link with other participation workers through the Participation Works Network for England.


  • Puzzled Out

    Puzzledout.com is an online participation tool for commissioners and young people. It helps young people influence how child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are commissioned and provided. Services, commissioners and young people’s participation groups can create online surveys and polls to gather the views of ex, current and potential service users. It will help you implement the service user engagement elements of the mental health strategy and other NHS reforms.


  • The Triangle of Care. Carers included: a best practice guide in acute mental health care

    The ‘Triangle of Care’ approach was developed by carers and staff to improve carer engagement in acute inpatient and home treatment services. The guide outlines key elements to achieving this as well as examples of good practice. It recommends better partnership working between service users and their carers, and organisations.


  • Very Important Kids (VIK)

    VIK is a group of 25 children and young people, aged 11 to 24, representing young people across the country and advising YoungMinds on its policy and campaign objectives.


  • Young people’s guide to transition

    Explains the rights young people have when they are in transition from CAMHS. Aims to support young people to speak up (self-advocate) and be fully included in the transition process.



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