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Young Trustees Movement

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

A movement of aspiring/current/former young trustees, charity leaders and employers who believe in:
Doubling the number of trustees aged 30 & under, on charity boards by 2024.
Championing inclusion & equity for all young people.
The power of effective charity governance

Involvement in governance

Uploaded: 24th September 2019 | Topic: Supporting service user involvement in specific activities

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This paper shares experience of service user involvement in governance at board level, and includes a case study from the Young Women's Trust. It is based on discussion at a meeting in August 2019, but informed by a previous version of this paper, published in 2016

Young Women’s Trust journey questionnaire – part 1

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

First of three journey questionnaires that Young Women's Trust advisory panel members fill in at the beginning, middle and end of their 2-years on the panel. It's a great tool to measure how effective their involvement has been for them in terms of skills, well-being, how far they feel they have been listened to by different audiences and their future aspirations.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Uploaded: 5th January 2018 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This form is used by Young Women's Trust. They ask young women to complete it if they disclose that they have a mental health condition. This form, or tool (courtesy of Mind) is really useful in getting them to write about their condition, e.g. how it manifests itself in different situations starting with triggers through to crisis points, what their action plan is for each situation and how staff should support them too.

Mental health crisis information booklet

Uploaded: 5th January 2018 | Topic: Recruiting and supporting service users and carers

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This booklet was produced by Young Women's Trust and aims to give staff and volunteers a better understanding of the types of mental health issues that may arise during residentials/focus groups and other events attended by young women and how best to deal with these.
Lots of things in here are very transferable to other groups.

Hear By Right – involving children and young people

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

Hear by Right helps you follow best practice on the safe, sound and sustainable participation of children and young people in the services and activities they take part in. Developed by the National Youth Agency, it is applicable to any organisation working with young people, helping you provide evidence of the participation that is already happening in your organisation and then how to plan for improvement where there are gaps. It helps children, young people and adults work together to plan for change. It can be effectively used at both strategic and operational levels across partnerships, departments and single organisations.
This was produced in 2008 so is quite old, but the content is still felt to be useful.

Involving children and young people in developing social care

Resource was added by: Bec Hanley

This guide, published by SCIE (see useful websites section) offers social care organisations a framework for systematically developing the effective and meaningful participation of children and young people in the design, delivery and review of services.