In our role as Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner, NCB works to help improve child health outcomes and reduce child health inequalities. To support the children’s mental health transformation agenda outlined in Future in mind, NCB is bringing together research evidence, young people’s voices and examples of promising practice relating to gender dimensions in children and young people’s mental health.
Following the publication of our evidence review on this topic, we have recently published practice examples of gender-sensitive approaches. We can incorporate further examples into this document, which will be promoted again in spring 2017, where these add new learning points. Case studies of 1-2 pages will be promoted via NCB’s website and bulletins; to the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England; and to the other Strategic Partners. NCB is one of 22 organisations and consortia in the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme – each of which has its own members and networks.
Please use this template to tell us about your use of gender-sensitive approaches to address children and young people’s emotional and mental health needs. Examples can relate to current or recent projects or programmes in any services or settings, including online. Those selected will explicitly address mental health issues and impacts as opposed to describing broader work on relevant issues.
Examples may describe:
- Gender-specific work to address the needs of particular groups of children and young people, including trans and non-binary children and young people
- Work that responds to gendered ways in which mental health issues affect children and young people (in response to a disproportionate impact, e.g. of eating disorders upon young women, or addressing minority experiences, e.g. of young men who have eating disorders)
- Activities in which children and young people are encouraged to explore the role of gender in their emotional and mental health and well-being
- Work relating to mental health that takes account of gender in service planning and delivery, e.g. to improve inclusion and access.
Any contributions will be fully acknowledged by NCB. After writing up your case study, we will send it to you for review and final approval. It is your responsibility to ensure that any partners or users referred to are happy with their representation in the case study. By approving your case study, you consent to NCB reproducing or summarising it online, in print or at events, indefinitely.
Please complete and email the template on the left to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2017. You are welcome to get in touch first with any queries.