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Co-design and Co-production

— Co-design / Co-production with Children and Young People

Norton, M. J. 
Co-Production within Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A Systematic Review. 
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
18(22), 11897. 
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Background: Mental health services are currently experiencing much systemic and organisational change. Many countries have adopted a recovery approach to service provision through the development of national policies and frameworks. Within an Irish context, co-production has been identified as one of the four pillars required for services to become recovery orientated. However, there is a paucity of literature relating to the concept within child and adolescent mental health services. This paper aims to synthesise the peer-reviewed evidence on co-production within such services.

Mulvale, G., Moll, S., Miatello, A., Murray-Leung, L., Rogerson, K., & Sassi, R. B. 
Co-designing services for youth with mental health issues: Novel elicitation approaches. 
International Journal of Qualitative Methods
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Experience-based co-design (EBCD) is an innovative, evidence-based approach to health and social system change based on principles of participatory action research, narrative and learning theory, and design thinking. Unique elicitation strategies such as experience mapping, trigger videos, and prototype development are used in EBCD to engage service users and service providers in a collaborative process of identifying touchpoints and solutions to system-level problems.

Hoyland, Moore, M., & Sanderson, L. 
Challenging the status quo ... co-designing the future of child and youth mental health services with young people. 
International Journal of Integrated Care
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This presentation focuses on:

  • Challenging the status quo
  • Hearing the journey of a young person that has transitioned from consumer to a valued CYMHS staff member
  • A focus on co-design Understanding the why, what, and how

Ennals, P., Lessing, K., Spies, R., Egan, R., Hemus, P., Droppert, K., Tidhar, M., Wood, T., van Dijk, C., Bride, R., Asche, A., Bendall, S., & Simmons, M. 
Co‐producing to understand what matters to young people living in youth residential rehabilitation services. 
Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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Aim: Residential group care is an important service for vulnerable young people experiencing mental health, substance abuse and/or behavioural challenges. Yet little is written about specific models and their outcomes, especially from the perspectives of the young people who use these services. This project aimed to explore what matters to young people living in a 12-month voluntary residential program for young people aged 16-25.

Emerging Minds: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health 
Family participation in co-design and co-delivery: A case study. 
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This case study reviews Emerging Minds’ use of family participation (that is, the involvement of more than one member from a family, for example a mother and daughter) to advance the practices of co-design and co-delivery. It illustrates the value of family participation, explores the process, and highlights key learnings to ensure it is safe and beneficial for family partners, the organisation, and attendees.

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