Have your say
Who we are
Have your Say (HYS) are a group of young people aged 11 – 25 who try to improve mental health services for young people in Torbay.
What we do?
We meet weekly and work on various projects to improve Mental Health Services, in particular CAMHS. We do a variety of fun activities, consultations and have the opportunity to:
- Interview new staff at CAMHS
- Train staff at CAMHS
- Organise and attend events
- Give CAMHS suggestions as to how they can improve their service for young people
- Attend accredited training courses.
Our weekly sessions are really informal, with small numbers of young people. We think we’re a really friendly bunch and always look forward to new people coming along to our group. During our sessions we have lots of conversations, take part in activities and work to improve services. We receive training as part of our group session, which we gain AQA’s for.
When and where do we meet?
Every Tuesday 5pm – 7pm
Unit 7, Torquay Harbour, TQ1 2BG
Who runs the group?
Young Devon’s Participation Team facilitate the group, but it is the young people’s group.
The HYS Facilitator
Hi I’m Cassie Brennan,
I work with Have Your Say and to talk to CAMHS staff, on behalf of the group. I help promote the group and ensure members are welcoming. I develop and participate in group activities and make sure you are listened to and that your questions are answered. I am always more than happy to meet you before you join Have Your Say and to speak with you on the phone to help you to feel more comfortable about joining the group.
Interested and want to be involved?
Please ask a member of the CAMHS Staff Team to refer you to HYS, or contact Cassie: