A series of drop in sessions are being held next week where young people, carers, parents and stakeholders can have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire.
Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), as well as Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council have teamed up to work on a project that will change emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people across the area, for the better.
They want to speak to people who have experience of mental health issues and who use services to explore:
“What needs to happen to build strong emotional wellbeing and resilience in children, young people (0-25’s) and their families in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin?”
If you would like to be involved you are invited to have your say at one of the drop in events below:
- Monday 15th February between 10am and 1pm and between 2pm and 5pm at Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4HS
- Tuesday 16th February between 1:30pm and 4:30pm, Two Fat Rascals, 24 Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PJ
- Wednesday 17th February between 9:30am and 12:30pm Meeting and Relaxation Room, The Hub, 20-22 Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PJ
- Saturday 20th February, between 11am and 2pm, Community Room, Oakengates Theatre, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6EP
- Monday 22nd February, 10am – 12:30pm, Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB
Deputy Executive Anna Hammond is the Senior Responsible Officer for the project, on behalf of the four organisations involved. She said:
“We want to speak to as many young people, parents, foster carers, and stakeholders as possible. We are holding the events in half term so that children of school age have the opportunity to tell us what they think and feel and what we need to do to help them feel supported to stay well in the future. What people tell us will help us to design better services that enable young people to be resilient and maintain control of their life and health.
“It’s vital we hear from as many people as possible because what they share with us will really help us shape future service,“ she added.
Our team will have consent forms with them for those under 16 who may wish to be involved, so that they can be signed by their parents or carers.