The West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network is seeking young people and ambassadors (suggested age 16 - 25 years) to influence the services created and offered with regard to mental health prevention strategies.
We will be discussing the "Getting It Right, First Time" Mental Illness Strategy, developed by Forward Thinking Birmingham and the WMAHSN on behalf of the Mental Health Systems strategy board in Birmingham, as well as next steps in our current project of work. You will also hear from Norman Lamb MP, who will give an update on the current national perspective.
Many of the current services for people with (or at risk of) mental illness have not changed significantly for many years, but there are some pockets of best and innovative practice occurring in the West Midlands. The recent prevention strategy proposed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Strategy Board recommends some radical changes to the way services are planned and delivered through the 'Getting it Right, First Time: Prevention of Mental Illness Strategy' by taking existing best practice and merging with new innovations and approaches to prevent mental ill-health in children and young people.
This workshop seeks a ‘fresh set of eyes’ from young people (aged 16 - 25 years) in the West Midlands who:
If you are a young person and wish to attend this event, please ask your organisation/college/university to contact the event organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org, and then register your place at Eventbrite. Support with travel expenses and refreshments will be provided.