25 Nov Peer Power Experts run workshop on empathy and coproduction for BPA and FCAMHS Conference
On November 25, Peer Power had the pleasure of travelling to Newcastle to run a workshop at the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Forensic Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FCAMHS) Conference. The conference focussed on working with children and young people with complex needs with a psychologically informed approach within the Secure Stairs and FCAMHS frameworks.
Our workshop centred on empathy and co-production with some practical mini workshops which put a twist on how professionals receive information about young people, with games including paper not floor and tug of war.
All of our young people were able to give speeches and share their lived experience with professionals. We had some fantastic feedback from professionals, which you can read below, who have requested further conversations with Peer Power Experts to gain more insight.
Thank you Newcastle for having us and thank you to all the professionals who participated.
Feedback from professionals:
“We need more of your voices at the top- medical directors, heads of service, commissioners”
“WOW! WHAT AN INSPIRATION. Thank you for sharing experiences and helping us reflect on our work!”
“A really important reminder about empathy and how it works…. Has inspired me to help others make this change in my workplace”
“Wonderful amazing young people”