Young people from across Greater Manchester have been working with Katy Rubin, an expert in Legislative Theatre to create a performance which showcases the experiences of young people accessing support for their mental health.
Young people from across Greater Manchester have been working with Katy Rubin, an expert in Legislative Theatre to create a performance which showcases the experiences of young people accessing support for their mental health. Exploring why these problems existing and what the solutions could be. We’d like to invite you to join us as part of the team of “policy-makers” for the Optimistic Minds Legislative Theatre project on Thursday, 15th September, 4.30 – 7.30pm at Manchester Metropolitan University.
For this event, “policy-maker” means someone who has influence on, and/or expertise around, policy and practice relating to mental health services and service providers for young people, who can help the cast members in the performance and people in the audience develop their policy ideas and move them forward. Part of the goal is civic education, and the participants will get an understanding of the different avenues for change through your response at the event.
For more information about the event and to book a space please contact: Niamh.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a critical part of the work developing the peer led research and recommendations for the 18 to 25yrs element of the Greater Manchester Children and Young People Community Mental Health Transformation Programme.
Greater Manchester is developing the approach to Living Well teams and wider Community Mental Health Transformation of adult services. Learning from other best practice areas illustrates the importance of understanding the lived experience of mental health support and ethnographic research to underpin the co-production of transformed models of support.
It’s recognised through the approach to developing Greater Manchester equalities work that there are historic challenges around people transitioning from young people’s services to adult services due to differences in acceptance criteria, levels of need, ways of working and variation in approach. There is a significant wealth of information available relating to transition but there is a general lack of learning relating to the needs of young adults in adult mental health services, particularly for young adults who experience challenges or barriers to accessing support.
42nd Street have been commissioned by NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care to lead on this 12 month, co-produced project that will have a focus on those young adults who experience inequalities to better understand the needs of this group in community mental health transformation. They will be supported by a Greater Manchester steering group (VCSE representation; Young adult representation; CAMHs representative; Adult Commissioning; Children’s Commissioning)
The project will draw on the literature, existing good practice in Greater Manchester and personal experiences of young adults in Greater Manchester is focusing on the most effective ways to meet the needs of young adults within the community. To support this, localities will be able to draw down support from peer consultants to facilitate creative workshops with young adults to co-produce the locality offer to meet the needs of young adults living in the locality