SHOUT participation group

SHOUT is an opportunity for young people to get involved and help shape our services.

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​What is SHOUT?
SHOUT is a chance for young people like you to get involved and make sure your voice is heard, to help us improve our services. It’s open to anyone who is using or has used child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and would like to make a difference to mental health services in their area. 

We have six SHOUT groups running in:
  • Halton
  • Knowsley
  • St Helens
  • Warrington
  • Wigan          
At the Trust, we believe that, as young people, you have the answers and the knowledge about what you want from our young people's services and you are vital in helping us to make sure our services meet the needs of the people who use them. Find out more about SHOUT by viewing our information leaflet.

Why should I get involved with SHOUT?
If you join SHOUT you will have lots of opportunities to get involved, including:
  • Training: You will be able to support the design and delivery of training, including staff training. You will also be able to complete courses yourself, such as interview and presentation skills training. All training you complete will be rewarded with a certificate.
  • Local fixes: You will be able to get involved with local charities and organisations, such as supporting and helping to plan events in your local area. 
  • Service developments: You can get involved with service developments, such as service design, audits and improvements. This can be done through media, art, poetry, sports, music or any other talents you might have.
  • Raising awareness and breaking down stigma: You will also play a key role in raising awareness and breaking down stigma around mental illness within your local community, and in promoting wellness and recovery within our CAMHS services.
What are the benefits of joining the group and getting involved?
  • You will be able to make new friends and build your confidence
  • You will be able to be involved with planning Trust events
  • You can access free training, including first aid and interview training 
  • All your travel expenses for attending events and meetings will be paid back to you
  • You will be able to build your portfolio and your volunteering will help you stand out on job, college and university applications
  • You will play a key role in helping us to improve our services for young people
How do I join SHOUT?
If you would like to get involved with one of our SHOUT groups, contact your local borough CAMHS Team:
  • Halton: 01928 568 162
  • Knowsley: 0151 489 6137
  • St Helens: 01925 579 405 
  • Warrington: 01925 575 904
  • Wigan: 01942 775 400
All SHOUT members will be asked to get their parents or carers to sign a consent form when they register. This is simply so the Trust knows that they are aware of what you've signed up to and are happy for you get involved with SHOUT. 

Your voice matters. Join SHOUT today!

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