The NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to hear the views of the public to understand and shape future mental health early support services children and young people aged up to 25 years.

We would like to hear from young people, parents, carers and professionals to help us understand their experiences and report on what support has been like at the early intervention stage. These insights will be collated into a report to help shape the mental health and early intervention and prevention services for children and young people in the future.

Early intervention is defined as identifying and providing early support to children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes such as mental health. Early intervention supports the prevention of worsening health and can have major societal benefits.

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, services are commissioned to provide early support and intervention for mental health and emotional wellbeing to children and young people, aged up to 25 years, as well as training for professionals.

As commissioners, we are now looking to understand the views of the community and improve this pathway for future users.

  • Parents and carersare invited to share their views and experiences via an online survey by clicking here. Virtual focus groups will also take place on the 2nd, 5th and 8th September 2020 and the opportunity to take part in a telephone interview is also available for those who may find this more accessible. To take part in a virtual focus group or a telephone interview, kindly email sasha.bipin@nhs.net or call or text 07818580719.
  • Colleagues such as GPs, Teachers and Health Professionalsare also invited to complete an online survey to share their views by clicking here.
  • We have been working closely with the youth led project, MH:2K, around engagement for children and young peoplewith details of this to follow.

The public engagement will end on Friday 18th September 2020 and you can find details here: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/current-and-previous-engagement-and-consultations/emotional-wellbeing/

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We will keep you updated on this engagement and if you would like any further details, please contact – sasha.bipin@nhs.net or call or text 07818580719. If leaving a message or texting, kindly provide contact details for us to get back to you.