Recruitment

Gain experience by getting involved in the recruitment process of Health Professionals. Have your say on who's the best candidate!

Training and Skills

Get involved in participation training and spend time improving skills through your experiences with the HYPE team.

Get Creative

If you have a passion for writing, drawing, film making or creating other forms of media, the HYPE Blog is a great opportunity to share with other young people. 

Reward

Your level of involvement is your choice!  You will be rewarded with vouchers, certificates, gifts, and career opportunities.

Current Opportunities/Projects

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Eating Disorder

Working directly with the ED team, we are reviewing how families access support. From early signs, educational materials, and website content. We will be speaking directly with those with lived experience to ensure that young people and families have education material that is accessible and age-appropriate.

If you would be interested to know more please contact: natasha.daniel@barnardos.org.uk

Travel Blogs

Blogs

Are you passionate about sharing your voice and opinions! Perhaps blogging is for you. Work alongside young people as we create blogs on hot topics, mental health issues and awareness days that will be of interest to others.
Why not use photography, art, music, and film to express yourself!
Contact: natasha.daniel@barnardos.org.uk for more information.

New Hires

Recruitment

Livewell Southwest is passionate about young people's voices and has therefore committed to having young people sit within the professional panel. HYPE will ensure you have the right training and confidence to undertake this role. This is a fantastic way to build skills and confidence for your own future interviews!

Why not check out the e-learning page.

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PHN

Feedback Project

 

Young people from HYPE will be working with the Public Health Nursing Team and School Nursing Teams across the city to gain feedback from service users after appointments and to guide service improvement in the future.

 

Job role video’s

Young people from HYPE will be working with the Public Health Nursing Team and School Nursing Team to produce two short videos on the role of a health visitor and a school nurse, including different routes into qualifying within these two professional roles.

Contact: gemma.blackmore@barnardos.org.uk for more information.

Working Together on Project

Key worker pilot

The key worker pilot is a new service in Devon that has been developed to support young people with a learning disability, a diagnosis of autism, or both. The key workers will initially work with young people within Tier 4 mental health services and then extend their services to other young people and their families who are in need of the support of a key worker.

 

Young people from HYPE have been involved in the co-production of the key worker pilot since January 2021 where they have been providing their views and opinions throughout the planning and implementation of the pilot including the recruitment and induction of staff. Senior project worker Gemma chairs the co-production workstream for this pilot. Now the pilot is up and running Young people from HYPE  continue to work alongside the key workers and senior leaders to support the evaluation of the pilot through the planning and implementation of focus groups for parents, young people, and professionals.

Contact: gemma.blackmore@barnardos.org.uk for more information.

'I joined HYPE so that young people can have a more positive experience with CAHMS than I had.' - Louise