We are skilled at ensuring young people with lived experience co-produce and influence commissioning, policy, service improvement and research programmes. We support a team of young advisors with lived experience who are well practised at advising and collaborating on a range of local and national programmes. We are also experienced at:
- engaging with children and young people on a range of difficult or sensitive topics
- ensuring children and young people who are the least likely to be heard are involved in coproduction
To find out if we can help, please get in touch.
Examples of our current coproduction and engagement work can be seen below.
Future in Mind:Leeds is a strategy to improve the social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 0–25 years across the city. Common Room work closely with the Future in Mind: Leeds Programme Board to oversee co-production and engagement across all their work streams. Children, young people and families are supported […]
MindMate.org.uk is an award winning Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. Children and young people in Leeds helped create and develop the MindMate site from its conception, and Common Room currently oversees this development alongside an active involvement panel and a team of employed MindMate Ambassadors.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Common Room are supporting MindEd to help embed young people’s and parents’ voices into the steering of their projects. This includes supporting young people to co-author specific e-learning modules, and building in service user perspectives into national curriculum development for […]
Common Room is working alongside the University of Leeds and other key partners on DIP – an MRC-funded study to develop and feasibility test a digital information prescription (DIP) intervention for delivery in secondary schools to young people with early signs of mental health difficulties aged 14-18 years, along with a sister intervention for parents […]