Opportunities for young people

We Can Talk to ambulance staff project

Healthy Teen Minds is a Social Enterprise working to empower young people with lived experience of mental health

We are planning a new project which will seek to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of ambulance crews and first-responders to support young people in mental health crisis. These new resources (video and text) will sit on our award-winning We Can Talk online learning platform – www.wecantalk.online.

We would like to talk to young people about what they think needs to be improved, and what first-responders need to know to better support young people in crisis. This project will support existing training and online resources developed by Healthy Teen Minds to improve the overall experience of young people who attend hospital due to their mental health.

To ensure that we get the input from young people with lived experience in a meaningful and safe way, we are looking for young people to get involved by either:

– Attending an online consultation workshop

– Attending a 1:1 conversation with a Healthy Teen Minds facilitator 

– Completing an online survey 

These sessions and/or surveys will be between early August and mid-September.

We will never ask you to share details of specific experiences during this project unless you feel comfortable doing so, but we will be asking about general experiences of crisis care, specific to interactions with ambulance staff. The workshop will last 1 – 2 hours and you will receive a £15 voucher (per hour) for your contribution.

If you have experience of engaging with first responders during a mental health crisis, are aged between 16 and 25,  and would like to contribute to this project then please submit your interest by clicking below.

We are asking you to fill out the form so that we can ensure that young people with experience of accessing support in this context are central to the project, and that we are speaking to you in a way that feels safe for you, as that is our priority. 

If you have any accessibility barriers or hesitation about getting involved that we could support you with, please get in touch.

Contact: Stuart Dodzo, Co-production and Partnerships Coordinator, stuart@healthyteenminds.com