What is participation?
Participation is about creating opportunities for you to speak and work with staff members at CAMHS to improve mental health services for all young people in Sussex. It’s about recognising your unique expertise as young people experiencing mental health challenges who know what it is like to access this kind of support.
You can be actively involved in influencing how things are done and presented across the service at various levels, from the work that takes place in a therapy session through to how the whole service is managed. You can do this in person, through email, phone, this website or creatively through art, photography, music or writing.
You can be currently accessing CAMHS or have accessed our service in the past. You can take part in small, medium or large parts of participation – nothing is mandatory, you won’t be told what to do and it’s all about what you feel comfortable doing.
We can also work with feedback that needs to be kept anonymous to protect your confidentiality.