Our Projects

RAISERaising Awareness In Schools through Experience


This project aims to deliver presentations to schools to talk about SEND/Emotional Wellbeing & Mental health; reducing the stigma. We do this in both classroom or in assemblies.

Our Perspective – Training for Professionals

Our Perspective is a training course for professionals to understand what it feels like for a young person accessing emotional wellbeing and mental health services in Surrey. Our Perspective is delivered to professionals working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and CYA members facilitate the training with The User Voice and Participation team.

Total Perspective – Training for Professionals

CYA members facilitate with The User Voice and Participation Team Total Perspective. Total Perspective is training for professionals in Surrey who work with children and young people, this could be social workers, teachers, police and many more! The aim of Total Perspective is to ensure professionals understand what it feels like for a child or a young person accessing services. This includes emotional wellbeing and mental health services.

Recruit Crew – Training young people to be a part of an interview panel to help recruit professionals for children’s services

CYA members are trained to take part in the recruitment of staff across Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health roles and services in Surrey. Young people’s involvement in interviewing of CAMHS staff is a mandatory part of the recruitment process!

Empowerment Awards – The team support children and young people in CYA to facilitate a large scale annual awards ceremony every year in April. 

Children and young people across CAMHS nominate professionals, and professionals nominate children and young people. Every nominee is invited to the awards and the evening is usually attended by 300/350 people each year. To find out more information, check out our Empowerment Awards page!

If you would like to take part in any of our above projects, do not hesitate to contact us!

Email: User.voice@surreycc.gov.uk
Instagram & Twitter: @ourvoicesurrey
Facebook: Just CYA

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