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.
Key project aims in detail:
- Empower local communities to challenge stigma around mental illness
- Explore issues of mental health, including the relationship between mental and physical health (how we feel emotionally can impact how we feel physically, and vice versa)
- Capture the voice of the child (document some verbatim statements that characterize themes and consistent views of groups of young people)
- Capture frequently asked questions, and provide feedback and answers to young people
- Act as a bridge between the views of young people, and the vision of commissioners (seek answers to any new FAQs, and to get updates on service developments)
- Present themes from young people and local communities to commissioners, that can help inform service development and improvement
- Explore how the majority of children and young people are able to Thrive and remain emotionally and mentally healthy (i.e. find out in each area of Brent what practical things young people do to stay mentally and emotionally well)
- Improve awareness of children, parents, carers, residents and frontline staff to identify: healthy signs of emotional and mental health wellbeing, warning signs of emotional distress (including self-harm and risk-taking), symptoms of mental illness (especially psychosis, depression, ADHD); and increase parent, carers, and young people’s knowledge of: signs of emotional distress, symptoms of mental illness, the signs of safety approach to managing risk and the Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability care.