Current 2021/22 Huddles

Gloucestershire

The NCCH collaborated on a Huddle in Gloucestershire which culminated in a co-produced event 'A Heart Shaped Place' on 16 July 2022 hosted by the Forest Voluntary Action Forum and delivered in partnership with Barnwood Trust. The event marked the conclusion of a research and scoping project exploring setting up a new co-produced mental health service in the Forest of Dean. The NCCH resourced a part-time Events Assistant, who was a young person with their own lived experience, and a visual evaluator and young filmmaker to document learning from the day. The event aimed to showcase exist community projects and look at ways of integrating these assets into the new proposed co-produced mental health service with NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS). The documentation created by the evaluator and the filmmaker will be shared with commissioners.

Visual illustration of 'A Heart Shaped Place' Event by Sharon Harvey
Visual illustration of 'A Heart Shaped Place' Event by Sharon Harvey


Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

In Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS), a need was identified amongst an existing peer group of young people with experience of using mental health services and their parents and carers in the area. As a result of this identified need, the NCCH has delivered a Huddle focusing on the co-production of a resource for young people on the BeeU Service waiting list to access clinical support for eating disorders. The NCCH has resourced and recruited a creative facilitator to work with a group of young people who have previously used the eating disorders service at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The facilitator has been working with the young people in both group and one-to-one sessions online to co-produce a resource that includes tips and activities for other young people waiting to access clinical services.

Flyer calling for participants to get involved in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Huddle
Flyer calling for participants to get involved in the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Huddle