Frequently Asked Questions about BYPT

What is Brent Young People Thrive?

Brent Young People Thrive (BYPT) is a social movement which aims to work with children and young people and their families to challenge stigma around mental health by exploring issues related to mental and physical health.

BYPT is funded by Brent NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and is aimed at changing the perception and experience of mental health and emotional wellbeing for Brent children, young people and their families. 

To find out more, please click here.

Who is Brent Young People Thrive designed for?

BYPT is for all children, young people and their parents, carers and responsible adults living and schooling in the borough of Brent. BYPT is also accessible to schools, statutory providers, GPs, education establishments, children centres, voluntary community organisations and commissioners.

How can I get involved with Brent Young People Thrive?

There are lots of ways to get involved with Brent Young People Thrive. To find out more, please click here.

Is Brent Young People Thrive related to Thrive LDN?

No. Brent Young People Thrive is based within Brent and is funded by Brent NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, with the aim of challenging the stigma around mental health and raising awareness. Thrive LDN is a city-wide movement, supported by the Mayor of London and the London Health Board, which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. 

As a young person, what can I gain from getting involved in Brent Young People Thrive?

By getting involved in Brent Young People Thrive as a Mental Health Champion, you can:

  • Promote mental and emotional wellbeing awareness and destigmatisation of mental health to the Brent Children and Young People Forum and the wider community
  • Facilitate focus groups discussions with peers supported by the programme lead
  • Capture and present the voice of their peers from schools, colleges and communities.

As a Champion, you can be at the heart of ending mental health stigma in Brent by changing people’s attitudes towards those with mental health problems. It’s an opportunity to build skills and experience in areas like public speaking, planning events and using social media. You’ll also get the opportunity to meet and campaign alongside like-minded people in your community.

This role will also allow you to tell the NHS how to make a difference to how services are provided thorugh the Brent Young People Thrive steering group.

As a parent/carer, what can I gain from getting involved in Brent Young People Thrive?

By getting involved in Brent Young People Thrive, you can:

  • Understand the difference between good mental health, wellbeing and mental ill health
  • Recognise signs and symptoms to be concerned about
  • Discover links between mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Understand issues that affect your mental health and that of your children and young people
  • Learn ways to build your build your emotional strength to bounce back and looking after yourself
  • Know who to speak to for help
  • Discover services and activities that support your child's wellbeing.

What mental health services can I access if I need support?

There are many different mental health services available within Brent as well as nationally. Here is a list of several you can access:

Brent Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services - http://camhs.cnwl.nhs.uk

Brent Centre for Young People - https://www.brentcentre.org.uk

Brent Local Offer - https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/children-and-family-support/the-brent-local-offer

Young Brent Foundationhttps://www.youngbrentfoundation.org.uk/

Brent North Community Mental Health Team - https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/brent-north-community-mental-health-team/

Brent South Community Mental Health Team - https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/service/brent-south-community-mental-health-team/

Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/, 08000 1111

    

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