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Our Co-Produced Programmes

Co-production is when service-providers work alongside people accessing or trying to access services to ensure the service best meets everyone's needs.

This way of working can create immediate change, by changing a particular service according to feedback from the people who are trying to access it, as well as more systemic change, by demonstrating that service provision should be collaborative and people accessing services should have a say in any decisions made about them.

Our CAMHS Programme

We recruited three Lived Experience Experts to co-produce our CAMHS inpatient programmes. Two of our Experts were inpatients in CAMHS wards while the third is the mother of a teenager who was held in mental health hospitals. Our Experts co-developed and co-delivered workshops for staff, practice leads and young people and their loved ones and advocates. They also co-developed public resources on human rights in CAMHS settings.

The Results


of participants in co-delivered training felt more confident to make decisions to uphold people’s human rights compared to 90% of participants in sessions without co-delivery


of participants would recommend a co-delivered human rights session compared to 94% of participants in sessions without co-delivery


of staff said that having a Lived Experience Expert in the workshop helped them to think about rights-respecting changes to current practices

Participants said...

It is always very good to hear from someone with first-hand experience [...] It was great listening to her talk about her experience and how she perceived her care, as well as how she overcame obstacles.

Programme Participant

I think that what made the workshop be fantastic was that we had someone with lived experience on the training [...] who was brave, vulnerable and authentic about her lived experience and made the training more engaging, relevant and personal.

Programme Participant

I guess it was a wakeup call - no matter how uncomfortable you may feel questioning policy / practice it's nothing compared to the lasting impact on a young person's life if you don't

Programme Participant

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