"North CAMHS Involvement Group"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Community(County)

(as the patient),

We were granted money to update our waiting area in the base I visit. Some of the nurses spent time with service users to collect idea's and to make them happen. We spent time in one of the art rooms, creating artwork to put up onto displays, we were also provided with food and drinks as many of us came straight from school and were hungry. At the moment, we are still meeting to complete the waiting room but I am excited for the day when it is finished so we will be able to see our hard work come together. Being in the involvement group is really fun as I have met some new people and have become friends with them. It's also been a good way to spend my time.

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Response from Samantha Sykes, CAMHS Operational Manager / Clinical Nurse Specialist, Head 2 Head Team., Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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The involvement group has been really good and has brought some fantastic ideas together, staff members feel that it is great to be part of this group. The young people have been fantastic with their ideas and motivation for the waiting room project and we can’t wait to see the results of the project.

We think it is really important for young people and families to have the opportunity to be involved in the service as well as their individual care. CAMHS is already looking forward to working with the involvement group on future projects!

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