Have you used or tried to use mental health services?
Do you want to make a change?

We are a national project looking to change, challenge, and improve mental health services for children in care and care leavers.

We will pay you for your time and cover expenses.

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Who are we?

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is a charity that is committed to helping children and young people in care and care leavers. One of our projects is focused on how we can improve mental health and emotional wellbeing support. For the last six months we have brought together a group of professionals and care leavers to think about how we do this. As we reach the final stages of the project we want to make sure that children and young people’s voices are at the heart of the project.

What are we looking for?

We want to form a group that feedbacks on what we are designing and helps us to think about how we might reach all children in care and leaving care. SCIE has a rich history in children’s rights and participation and all sessions and meetings will be fully interactive. You don’t need to worry about whether you have joined a group before or find it hard to talk- we will support you through the journey and we will pay you for your time, and cover expenses - find out how much. Two young people, Matt & Jack, have also created a blog about the benefits of taking part.

Want to know more?

If you have any more questions or would like to know more please ask. We envision the group meeting four times. The first meet will be on 15 February (half term). The following three meetings will happen in half term or a school/college holiday. Each one will last no more than half a day and we will cover all travel and food costs.

Don’t have the time?

If you don’t think you can commit the time but would like to share your thoughts on mental health support for young people in care and leaving care we have an event in April where you can come and share your views.

Apply now or get more information

Contact Andrew to apply or to find out more.