Young Commissioners supporting the CAMHS Transformation

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Since early 2016, young people in Hertfordshire have had the opportunity to affect the way in which young people's services are commissioned by undertaking training and volunteering as a Herts Young Commissioner.

Now we are launching the newest branch of this work - supporting the CAMHS transformation.

Hertfordshire is launching the CAMHS Transformation Young People’s Board to ensure the youth voice is central to change. Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, working in partnership with NHS Health Commissioners, is putting young people at the centre of CAMHS transformation, helping to improve and shape emotional wellbeing services for children and young people.

Where and when?

Our intention is to have five groups spread out across the county who will meet six times a year.

As part of Young Commissioners you will also take on county-wide tasks but as a local group, you will also look at and address local issues regarding mental health support for young people.

Local group meetings (supported by CAMHS and Youth Connexions) are likely to take place each half term with virtual meetings in between for those groups that want or require more regular contact. We will also have one county-wide meeting/event per year where we all get together and share our work. This schedule may change as more young people get on board, but it gives us a starting point to build from.

Not sure if this is for you?

If you like the sound of the Young Commissioner’s role, want to learn new skills, develop your CV and make a real difference for other young people, then becoming a Young Commissioner is a step forward in making that happen.

Whether or not you have needed support for an emotional or mental health issue, if you would like to improve how services are delivered, then this is for you.

How to get involved

Please contact us to find out more and how you can get involved youngcommissioners@hertfordshire.gov.uk