Posted on: 6 February 2024

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, and the theme is ‘my voice matters’, which links to one of the most important rights from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: ‘Article 12’ – the right to have your views heard in things that affect you, and for those views to be taken seriously. 

At Mindworks, we recognise this and the importance of hearing your views and acting on them. We do this in lots of ways and are trying to do this even more! Some of them are listed below: 

  • Setting goals with you when you receive support from us, so we hear your voice on the areas that you want to work on.
  • Amplify is our youth shadow leadership board, a group of young people aged 16-25 who work with senior people in Mindworks to share their views and be part of important decision making!
  • Experience of support questions – After you’ve received support from us, you’ll be asked a few questions to understand your experience, what we did well, and what we can do better.
  • Creating other spaces to hear your views on different topics, like developing our website and how to develop the service.

To find out more about how to share your views in different ways, and how your views have helped us develop, please keep an eye on our website as we are soon adding a ‘Get Involved’ page which will have lots of information about the ways you help shape mental health services in surrey!

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