One week left to share your experiences of children and young people’s mental health services.

Local partners including health, social care and the voluntary sector are reminding people in Dorset to have their say on mental health services for children and young people as part of the Your Mind, Your Say project.

Your Mind, Your Say was launched in early February to capture the views of young people using local services along with their parents and carers. The feedback received will help to improve services in the future.

Your Mind, Your Say was co-designed with young people who gave their input into the look, title and questions of the survey, as well as advice on how best to promote it across the county including the use of social media.

The survey, which can be found online at will run until 28 February 2020, however survey staff will continue to visit a range of venues to speak to young people up until the end of March 2020.

The online survey can be filled out by anyone who has a view on children and young people’s mental health services including children, young people, their families and carers. Young people under 16 will need parental consent to complete it.

Colin Hicks, Service Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust said “Whether you have direct experience of using local services as a young person, are a carer or parent or just have your own view we want to hear from you as the more feedback we get, the better the outcome of the project will be.

The feedback received as part of Your Mind, Your Say will be collated with other pieces of work which will help us produce a final report which will influence how services are developed and delivered in the future.

Every piece of feedback is important so don’t miss the opportunity to have your say.”