Children and young people, parents, carers and health and social care professionals in Gloucestershire are being asked to share their experiences of mental health and wellbeing support to help improve future experiences for children and young people.

Feedback will be gathered via a series of surveys over a four-week period. Following this, a report will be published sharing the feedback from patients, family and carers and healthcare professionals. This feedback campaign is part of the Trailblazer Programme, which involved the NHS in Gloucestershire successfully securing £5m in funding to set up mental health support in schools and improve specialist children’s mental health services.

Children, young people, parents and carers and health and social care professionals are being consulted to help mental health service leads make changes and improve experiences for young people who feel they may be struggling with a mental health difficulty.

Feedback will also help improve support for parents and for professionals working with young people and potentially signposting or referring into specialist services.

An important aim of the surveys is to understand how children and carers would want to be involved in future discussions and decision making through virtual forums, ensuring the patient ‘voice’ remains at the heart.

You can access the surveys here: