Children and young people
In 2018 NHS Southwark CCG and Southwark Council carried out a review into Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services in Southwark to understand stakeholders' views of the service and to explore possible new ways of working for the service. As part of the review we talked to parents, carers, young people who use the service and young carers, surveyed people who refer into the service and help a stakeholder engagement event. You can read a report of the engagement which was discussed at our Engagement and Patient Experience Committee here.
The review was completed in October 2018 and it has been agreed that the engagement process will continue. A Reference Group has been set up to help shape the implementation of the findings of the review.
You can read the findings of the review here and you can read the executive summary here. If you would like copies of any of the appendices, please contact the CCG.
In 2016 the CCG worked with Healthwatch Southwark to engage with children and young people to inform the development of the Children and Young's People Strategic Framework. The engagement included a forum theatre event to bring the issues of mental health, sexual health and use of drugs and alcohol alive to help discussions with young people.
The issues we discussed with young people and families included:
Early years, better start, 0-5 years and being ready to start school
Emotional wellbeing and mental health
Long term physical conditions including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, sickle cell and complex co-morbidity (more than one complicated illness)
Reduce the number of children and young people being admitted to hospital as emergencies
Young people's health (10-25 years old) including sexual health, drugs misuse, self-harm and gang violence
Vulnerable children and young people including: young carers, young offenders, Looked After Children (LAC), those at risk of violence, abuse or neglect, children with learning disabilities and
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Children and young people who are very over weight
Click below to see reports from the engagement activity.
The CCG were runners up in the
Commissioning for Patient Experience category and finalists in the
Championing the Public category of the Patient Experience Network National Awards 2017 for this project.