How can we improve mental health support for Lincolnshire's young people?

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Published on: 18th October 2022

Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) are reviewing the services available locally and have launched a survey inviting children and young people, parents, carers and professionals to share their thoughts.

The feedback will be used to transform and improve services, helping children and young people to live independent, safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Cllr Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, executive councillor for children’s services, said: “The council wants to ensure that children and young people with emotional wellbeing or mental health needs get the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

"To achieve that, we’re currently reviewing the services available in Lincolnshire in order to improve access. We encourage children, young people, their families and professionals to share their views so we can transform services to meet their needs – both now and in the future.”

Amy Butler, Head of Service for Children and Young People at LPFT, added: “We are committed to improving our children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing services. Over the summer months, we held a number of workshops for young people and parents who have accessed our services and gathered feedback on how we can improve.

"We are hoping the surveys will enable young people, parents, carers and professional across Lincolnshire to share their views and to help us improve further.”

The survey can be found at www.letstalk.lincolnshire.gov.uk and runs to Sunday 18 December.

There are three versions of the survey, one for each of the following groups:

  • children and young people
  • parents and carers
  • professionals working with children that live in Lincolnshire
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