VIK is a four year lottery funded project which involves thousands of children and young people campaigning to:
- Improve mental health services
- Raise awareness about the importance of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Increase young people’s participation in service design and delivery.
We have a team of regional workers based in each of the nine English regions. They offer practical advice and support to services with a priority focus on CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and developing young people’s participation in these services.
- Advice and training on how to actively involve young people in service design and delivery.
- Training for young people that equips them with campaigning skills and the ability to deliver participation training to professionals and to young people.
- Training for universal service providers including GPs and mental health practitioners. Issues covered include developing emotional resilience, attachment, early intervention and identifying mental health problems in young people.
- Guidance on meeting participation quality standards in CAMHS services.
- Advice on the development of new projects for young people with mental health problems focusing on the vital importance of patient feedback.
Select your region to find out more about the work going on nearest to you or click here to view our leaflet.