1 May 2018

YPAS – service users, we want your views.

As part of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s commitment to understanding which services work well, we have joined up with local universities to do some evaluation projects.  This is called the Partner Priority Programme which is part of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).  One of these evaluation projects is to look at YPAS to see if it works in supporting young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

How the information will be gathered:

We would like your views on how this service works and so we are doing some interviews and focus groups to ask you some questions about YPAS. The questions will focus on three key areas:

  1. How accessible is the service to young people and families?
  2. How engaging is the service/how does it involve you?
  3. How does the service support young people with mental health difficulties?
  • The interviews and focus groups are likely to take place in May 2018 at one of the YPAS Hubs and last about an hour.
  • The interviews and focus groups will be recorded so we can make sure we capture everything you want to tell us.
  • The interviews will be on an individual basis.  The focus groups will consist of a maximum of 10 people.
  • There will be 2 people asking the questions and everything will be confidential. These 2 people will either be someone from the NHS or a member of the public who has also had experience of children’s mental health services.
  • The information will only be used for this evaluation. Your name will not be used or mentioned and not attached to any of the information you share with us.
  • This is voluntary so you can withdraw from the interview/focus group at any time