The NHS and local authorities across Sussex are currently reviewing the emotional health and wellbeing services and support available for local children and young people between 0-18 years of age. The aim of the review is to get a better understanding of what works well and where improvements could be made.
The number of children and young people needing help and support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing is growing. Some children, young people and their families have told us that they don’t have good experiences of care, waiting too long for appointments or a diagnosis or not having support when they need it. Many do have a good experience and value the support they get – we want to make sure we can do more of this in the future.
How to have your say
We want to hear from children and young people so that we can improve the support and services available to this age group in Sussex.
- Take part in the survey for children and young people here. You may need help from a parent or carer to fill this in, and you may also want them to complete the parents and carers survey here.
- Health and Care Professionals can let us know what they think by completing the survey here.
- You can also share your feedback by writing to: Freepost SEA2474, BN8 2ZZ (please mark any correspondence ‘CYP Review’)
Open space events
The open space events give local people the opportunity to share ideas, experiences and insights to help shape the future of emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people in Sussex.
The events will look at the following question as a starting point – what needs to happen, to make sure that children and young people with emotional health and wellbeing needs, are supported well?
Three events are being held across Sussex in September in Hastings, Uckfield and Brighton – please book your place so that you can help shape the future of emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people.
Date: Wednesday 4th September Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Stade Halls: 20 Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, England, TN34 3DW
Date: Thursday 5th September Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Venue: Civic Centre: Civic Approach, Uckfield, England, TN22 1AE
Date: Thursday 5th September Time: 6pm -9pm
Venue: Varley Park Conference Centre, Varley Park Halls of Residence, University of Brighton: Coldean Lane, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9EN