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How we are engaging young people

Youth Out Loud! (YOL!) is a Healthwatch project run by children and young people. YOL! was launched on 8 April 2019 and it is supported by Richmond and Kingston Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Achieving for Children.

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What we are doing about mental health

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  • Time to Change - Kingston has been selected as one of eight areas to tackle mental health stigma locally after winning a bid to become one of 2019’s Time to Change Hubs.
  • Review the transition of young people from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Services.
  • Review online server user experience of iCope Kingston Psychological Therapies Service
  • Chair and administrative support for the 'Thrive Kingston Mental Health Strategy and Planning and Implementation Group'
  • South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust Partner Fund - supporting a partnership approach to mental health awareness
  • Monitor progress of specialist service provision to people with Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)

How we are making an impact on hospital services

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  • Create an online hospital services patient experience survey
  • Research patient experience of inpatient wards at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
  • Continue to monitor Kingston Hospital NHS Trust complaints and procedures

How we are supporting people with learning disabilities

  • Capacity building Healthwatch Kingston to improve access and support meaningful engagement with local people with a learning disability
  • Develop a new Learning Disability Task group of people living with a learning disability, their family and carers
  • Chair and administrative support for the 'Kingston All Ages Learning Disability Partnership Board'

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How we are making an impact with community care

  • Examine the impact of Kingston Co-ordinated Care on service users, patients and where possible, their carers. Review individual services such as Connected Kingston.
  • Explore developing the Community Reference Group for adult safeguarding to become a sustainable adjunct to the Kingston Safeguarding Adults Board.

 

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