You are receiving this survey as an individual or an organisation working in the area of children and young people's mental health, and we thank you for taking part in this important survey to inform the work of The Coalition which works together for children and young people’s mental health.

Given the snap election it is important for us to know what our members feel the priorities are for the next Government by Friday 2 June 2017.

By completing this survey and supplying your contact details together with the name of your organisation, two lucky respondents to our survey will be chosen at random to receive one of two £1,000 grants for your organisation from the Zurich Community Trust, whose funding established and supports the Coalition. If you are an individual completing this survey, and are one of the two lucky winners we will ask you to nominate a voluntary organisation to receive one of the prize grants. The name of an organisation and an individual will only be taken into account once when randomly selected , irrespective of how many survey responses there are from them.

The Coalition intends to quote statistics publicly from the collective responses for the purpose of influencing policy and service delivery to bring about system change for children and young people’s mental health. We will not use an attributed quote without your consent. You have the option to complete the survey anonymously and not be entered into the prize draw to win one of the two prize grants for your organisation if you prefer.

* Section 1
About the children and young people's mental health sector's landscape


These questions are designed to help us gather evidence of experience of children and young people's mental health services on the frontline. Please share your views on the following statements:

'Future in Mind' has made a positive difference to mental health services of children and young people

* 'Future in Mind' has made a positive difference to my organisation

* Do you believe that children and young people's mental health requires a whole systems approach? Whole systems approach means different sectors such as education, health, social care, public health and justice working together in an integrated way.

* What impact has the increased funding for children and young people's mental health had in local areas?

* If you are answering this question on behalf of an organisation, what has been your experience about levels of funding to your organisation over the last two years? Has funding:

* When thinking specifically about funding for 19 - 25 year olds, what has been your experience about the level of funding in this area over the last two years?

* If you are answering as an organisation, what are your main sources of income? Please tick your top three sources of income:

* CAMHS Transformation money is positively transforming local services?

* What effect is the additional money for CAMHS having?

* The children and young people's workforce is getting more support to be better able to identify and support children and young people to get the right help at the right time for their mental health?

* What have you noticed with regards to the severity and complexity of cases you have seen over the last two years?

* What are the top three things you/your organisation would like the next Government to do to improve children and young people's mental health? (Please tick your top three)  

* Section 2
Tell us more about how things are going both for your organisation or your service and the children and young people you work with.


What is the setting for the children and young people you work with (tick all that apply)

* I think the demand over the next five years for children and young people's mental health support in the educational setting will:

* Do you feel that parents/carers get the right early emotional support when they have a new baby?

* How easy is it for parents/carers to get the right early emotional support when they have a new baby?

* Are vulnerable groups (such as those with learning disabilities, with neurological conditions or looked after children) more able to access help and support at an early stage?

* Section 3
Nearly there...About your organisation (if appropriate)


Please confirm your organisation's approximate annual income:

* Please confirm how many paid employees there are in your organisation?

* Please confirm the geographical focus of your voluntary organisation

* Are you a member of the Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition?

If not a member, and if you would you like to find out more about how to become one, please contact:
Paula Lavis, 
Strategic Lead,
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition,
Tel: 0207 803 1117 or Email: Plavis@mentalhealth.org.uk
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey - your views are important and will help us to confirm the collective view of all those working to improve children and young people's mental health. This will enable us to campaign and lobby Government to shape policy and the way services are delivered for children and young people so that they can be better served by the system. Only by listening, learning and sharing the knowledge can we bring about sustainable improvements that are necessary.

Winners of the two £1,000 prize grants from the Zurich Community Trust for voluntary organisations will be notified by email by Friday 30 June 2017.

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