Get involved

What is participation?

Participation is about creating opportunities for you to speak and work with staff members at CAMHS to improve mental health services for all young people in Sussex. It’s about recognising your unique expertise as young people experiencing mental health challenges who know what it is like to access this kind of support.

Services only improve when they listen to the people who use them. If you have had any support from CAMHS in the past 5 years, we would love to hear from you.

Listen to what young people involved in CAMHS Participation have to say about it:

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Focus Groups
  • Co-creating Resources
  • Interview Panels

If you would like more information on Sussex CAMHS Participation Opportunities, please visit our Sussex CAMHS Participation padlet

Or email the Participation Manager for your area:

East Sussex - Natalie

Brighton & Hove - Trina

West Sussex - Larissa

Innovations Through Involvement (Sussex-wide) - Melissa

We're supporting Children's Mental Health Week!

Children's Mental Health Week runs from 5 - 11 February 2024 and aims to empower children and young people by providing them with the tools they need to express themselves. Theme of the campaign is My Voice Matters.

Check out our resources here:















Listen to what people at CAMHS say about being an expert by experience: