The Our Minds Our Future project is a UK-wide project involving young people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The project in Scotland was led by the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).
Our Minds Our Future aims to put the voices of young people at the centre of mental health service design and delivery. Since October 2019, it has brought young people, mental health professionals, and policy makers together to ensure young people are meaningfully involved in the design and development of community based mental health services for young people.
In Scotland, MSYPs and other young people worked with SYP and SAMH (Scottish Association of Mental Health) to develop a report outlining eight recommendations they believe are essential for the development and delivery of community based mental health services for young people in Scotland.
Read more about the project and the report here.
Through 2022, members of the group developed a how to guide for practitioners and service providers to help them engage young people in mental health service design and delivery. The guide is available here.