Involve and our project partner, Leaders Unlocked, are looking for four local areas in England, Wales or Scotland to participate in our project on youth mental health, MH:2K.
MH:2K aims to provide decision-makers with vital information about how to improve local mental health prevention, support and services. It works by connecting decision-makers with local young people, particularly those at risk. These young people have a unique and vital perspective on their mental health – the challenges they face, information they need, and what is and isn’t working for them. From them, decision-makers can gain a deeper understanding of the key mental health issues in their area and important new insights about effective solutions.
Mental health conditions currently affect about 1 in 10 young people. 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18.
In each local area, MH:2K involves five stages of work:
An Expert Panel of key local decision-makers and stakeholders informs the project’s work throughout its lifetime.
MH:2K is nearing the end of a very successful pilot in Oldham, supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award, Oldham Council and Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group
We are looking for four more areas to work with from September 2017. If you think you might be interested, find out more about the project, the Oldham pilot, and how to get involved, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7336 9462. Please note, participating areas will be asked to make a financial contribution, but they will not need to cover the full project cost.