Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Wakefield are hosting events to gather views from local young people who use their service.
The events are open to those aged 12 to 17 who’ve used CAMHS in Wakefield and will ask young people to share their thoughts with CAMHS staff on how feedback is gathered by the service, whilst trying to identify any current barriers for young people in giving feedback and sharing ideas for improvement.
Called the ‘Feed back and move forward’ events, young people can simply drop into the sessions which will be held at Create Café (Burton Street, WF1 2EB) on Thursday 2 September 2021, at the following times:
- Between 9.30am and 11.30am
- Between 2.00pm and 4.00pm
Refreshments will be provided on the day and all young people who join the events will get a goody bag, alongside all attendees, including parents or carers, receiving 20% off food and drink at Create Café on the day.
For those unable to attend the face-to-face events, Wakefield CAMHS will also be organising a virtual group on Thursday 9 September, 4.00pm to 6.00pm, on Microsoft Teams. To join the group, young people can speak to their CAMHS clinician or the receptionists at Airedale Health Centre or Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Dr Cathyrn Daley-McCoy, clinical psychologist at Wakefield CAMHS, said: “Hearing from the young people who use our services is so important as it helps us to shape and improve what we offer and provide the best care we can.
“The events will look at not only how we gather feedback, but also how we share what we’ve learned or changed from the feedback too.
“For those unable to attend the face-to-face or virtual events, we will also be sharing the outcomes of the events and asking for feedback and ideas too through displays in our waiting rooms. So, we would also encourage young people to look and contribute to these whilst they wait for their appointments.”