We need you!
Young people and parents/carers are key to the design and delivery of our services. We need to hear your voice, feedback and experience to improve the care we provide for children and young people.
There are many different ways you can have your say, give your feedback, or get involved in service development.
Please see the below message from Midlands Children & Young People’s Mental Health Team at NHS England and Improvement.
We are interested in hearing from young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities around the topic of accessing mental health support services. You don’t have to have accessed support from services previously as we are interested in all voices, not just those from people who have, so please do share your views!
Why are we doing this? It’s important to us all that mental health services across the Midlands are reaching our young communities of colour when they need us. To understand how we could improve access and make it easier for young people to get the support they want; who are better than our local young people to tell us!
Is there a deadline? Yes there is. The survey is closing at 12pm on Friday 8th July 2022 so please share your thoughts with us before this date.
How do I get involved? Please follow the link to our short survey, which won’t take long to complete. The information shared will be confidential and we will not be keeping any personal information.
What are you going to do with the information I share? We are going to pull together our findings and share these with all of our children’s mental health services and mental health commissioners to help us make changes to improve what we deliver. You have a captive audience, we look forward to hearing your recommendations to us!
You can share your feedback with us by completing experience questionnaires. These are available from Ipads in many of our waiting rooms or from individual CAMHS worker. Alternatively you can complete this form online. Complete our Experience of Service (ESQ) here>>
You can share your feedback with us by completing experience questionnaires.
You can share your feedback with us by completing experience questionnaires. You can complete this form online.
You can share your feedback with us by completing experience questionnaires. You can complete this form online. Click to complete our Experience of Service Questionnaire (ESQ).
Our staff work very hard to give the best possible, quality care to our patients and appreciate being told that they have helped someone recover or had a positive impact on improving someone’s life. If you would like to thank a team or member of staff involved in your care you can write to the team or individual directly.
If you are a young person and/or parent carer who wants to share their experience, there are many ways you can do this.
Sharing your story on our LPFT website
Some young people have written recovery stories that are shared with other young people to try and inspire hope for the future. Some young people have opted to share their story through creating videos for our website. These young person stories are available to watch here>>. If you are interested in sharing your story on our website, please contact us on lpft.CYPinvolvement@nhs.net to talk about options.
Sharing your story on Care Opinion website
If you’ve experienced any of our services recently, either as a patient yourself or as a carer or friend of someone else, please visit the Care Opinion website.
Care Opinion is an dependent website that gives people the opportunity to share stories and opinions on services they have received. Your story can be shared anonymously and will be handled confidentially by this non-profit service. We will respond to all comments about us on the Care Opinion website, and share them with staff.
TotalVoice Lincolnshire provide advocacy for children subject to the Mental Health Act.
TotalVoice and Barnados work in partnership so that children (up to their 18th birthday) are able to access advocacy for situations where they require specialist support and advocacy.
They offer an independent voice to children and young people, to assist them in resolving issues relating to their welfare, care and circumstances. The service actively represents children and young people involved in child protection conferences on an opt-out basis.
Telephone: 01522 706580
Text: 07860 018887
The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provides confidential advice, support or information on health-related matters. They provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.
How can PALS help?
PALS provides help in many ways including:
Advice and support to service users, families and their carers.
Confidential assistance in resolving problems and concerns quickly.
Information on and explanations of NHS complaints procedures and how to get in touch with someone who can help.
A focal point for feedback from service users to inform service developments.
A system for by monitoring trends and gaps in services and reporting these to the Trust management for action.
PALS can be contacted by calling 01529 222265. Available Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm or by email: lpft.PALS@nhs.net. Closed bank holidays.
We hope it won’t happen, but unfortunately, you may feel it necessary to raise a concern or make a complaint about our services. If there is an aspect of your care experience that you are not satisfied with please in the first instance raise it with the staff involved in your care and treatment.
If you are still not satisfied or feel unable to do this, you can make a complaint by email, letter or telephone directly to our Patient Experience Team or by contacting the NHS Complaints Advocacy (POhWER) on Tel: 0300 456 2370.
Who can complain?
A complaint can be made by a service user or person affected, or likely to be affected by our actions or decisions, or by someone acting on behalf of the person. If you wish to make a complaint on behalf of another person, we will need their consent to discuss their personal health information with you.
If you would like further information on the complains procedure please visit the complaints section of our website>>
Children and Young People's Services - You Said, We did
Not only is it important that we collect feedback and your experiences of our service, it's important that we listen and act on this feedback to ensure that our service is meeting the needs of young people and parents and carers. Take a look below at examples of how we have responded to and adapted what we offer based on views and ideas of those that have used our services