Locality, in partnership with Power to Change, is currently undertaking a project to explore the role of community spaces in young people’s mental health and community engagement.

 

The work is happening as part of its membership of the government’s VCSE health and wellbeing alliance and is being undertaken with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

 

As part of this project, it has produced a survey for VCSE organisations who provide spaces, services or activities for young people between the ages of 11 and 25.

 

 The survey can be accessed here https://locality.tfaforms.net/f/CYPMentalHealth   

 

It  is largely multiple choice, with opportunities to expand on answers and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until Friday 5 August 2022.

 

The survey will enable a picture to be built of community level provision of mental health support across England and in particular an idea of the role which community spaces play in the delivery of these services.

 

It will further help the understanding of the importance of these spaces in providing support and the types of impact they are having.

 

The findings from this survey will be analysed alongside a series on interviews and in-depth action learning research to produce a set of nuanced policy recommendations. These will be specifically targeted at central government and the wider health system and focus on how they can better support communities’ work around mental health and protect the community spaces in which they take place.

 

If you have any questions at all email policy@locality.org.uk  

 

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