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At Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, we want to engage with young people and provide opportunities for them to shape and improve services, it is a vital part of ensuring the needs of all service users are met.

By involving young people in decisions about their health and care, we will improve health and wellbeing, improve the quality of care and improve services, which will meet the needs of young people.

Different ways to get involved

Young Dynamos

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This group gives young people the opportunity to learn about health research, and get involved in and shape research with children and young people.

You will gain new skills through advising and consulting with NHS staff and researchers from across the Yorkshire and Humber region. We offer lots of opportunities and training for you to get involved in to ensure that the voice of young people is heard in influencing services. It will give you valuable experience for your future career. More importantly, the group is a really positive social space where strong friendships have been built up.

For some of our members with difficulties in health and wellbeing Young Dynamos has become really important in supporting their recovery.

Young Dynamos is for people aged 15 to 25. The group meets once a fortnight during term time on a Thursday, 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

What will I get out of joining?

  • Meet new people.
  • Develop skills in presenting and communication.
  • Team building skills and confidence.
  • Can contribute to your personal statement.
  • Most importantly – have your voice heard.

Click here for the Young Dynamos Research advisory and Involvement group poster.

Please complete the registration form to become a Young Dynamo here.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) – Service User group

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If you use our CAMHS service you have unique and valuable insights into the service.

We would love you to be part of a service user group supported by clinical staff. Being part of this group will ensure your voice is heard and valued.

There are lots of different opportunities on offer including helping with interview panels, attending regular groups and taking part in short term projects. You will be trained and supported through all of these. Being involved can help build your confidence, self-esteem, meet new people and looks great on your CV.

If you would like to join our involvement group to help improve CAMHS services in your area, we currently have a group that meets virtually every other Monday 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Please complete the registration form to join the CAMHS Involvement Group here.

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