Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Young People's Mental Health Forum

A place to showcase the volunteer work of our CAMHS Youth Forum

CAMHS Youth Forum

Our CAMHS Youth Forum, was established during lockdown, this group meet once a month online, we currently have 8 young volunteers from across Dumfries & Galloway. The young volunteers are all passionate about sharing their lived experiences, breaking down mental health stigma, raising awareness of the reality of Mental Health, using creative, fun and innovative ways to do this.

Interested in getting involved CLICK HERE to complete a short sign up form.


The Youth Forum have had the opportunity to be involved in co-designing resources alongside health professionals, contributed to health blogs, sharing their experiences locally and nationally, and have participated within different seasonal group work opportunities.

Current Youth Forum Priorities

'Be Kind' Project

The ‘Be Kind’ mental health awareness animation was produced by young people alongside Hope London local artist and CAMHS Participation Lead. This project was externally funded by See Me. 

The Be Kind project, led by nine young people supported through the CAMHS service, delivered an engaging animation and educational booklet sharing their advice and experiences of mental health. The young people wanted to highlight the importance of talking about Mental Health and where you can seek support locally.

Scan this code, to read the ‘Be Kind’ Educational Booklet.

Changing Rooms Project

Some young people had feedback that they would like some of the clinical spaces to look and feel more welcoming and children and young person friendly. 

Our Participation Lead worked alongside members of our CAMHS Youth Forum to create the Changing Rooms Planning group, where they researched costings for equipment and resources, created room collage boards and devised interactive ways to find out other children and young people’s views and thoughts and dressed the rooms when the resources had arrived.

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