MP hails men­tal health team’s ‘vi­tal work’

Macclesfield Express - - REMEMBRANCE -

YOUNG peo­ple who of­fer ad­vice to im­prove youth men­tal health ser­vices wel­comed MP David Rut­ley to hear about their work.

The Young Ad­vi­sors aged be­tween 15 and 21 have com­pleted train­ing and work with the Cheshire and Wir­ral Part­ner­ship NHS Foundation Trust to help shape how care is given.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley vis­ited the trust’s Child and Ado­les­cent Men­tal Health Ser­vice (CAMHS) based at Elm House in Mac­cles­field to meet Ta­nia Stan­way and Claire Evans, from the trust, two of the Young Ad­vi­sors Katya Smirnova and Anna Wil­son and Jerry Hawker, chief of­fi­cer of East­ern Cheshire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group (CCG). They heard how the Young Ad­vi­sors of­fer ideas and opin­ions to in­flu­ence men­tal health care, help re­cruit staff and raise men­tal health aware­ness in schools.

Mr Rut­ley said: “We are for­tu­nate to have Young Ad­vi­sors who can use their ex­pe­ri­ence of CAMHS to sup­port other young peo­ple. Katya and Anna spoke con­fi­dently and ar­tic­u­lately and are en­thu­si­as­tic about their fu­ture. Their work is vi­tal in help­ing im­prove men­tal health ser­vices for young peo­ple.”

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