Frayme Supported Project 

Youth Engagement Policy

Youth voices and expertise often go unheard in the development of youth mental health services. A lack of youth partnership and involvement limits understanding of important experiences and needs, leading to poor service design and acceptability.

Issues 

Youth voices and expertise often go unheard in the development of youth mental health services. A lack of youth partnership and involvement limits understanding of important experiences and needs, leading to poor service design and acceptability.

Solutions 
  • Establishment of a youth advisory committee
  • Support of a youth member of the Board
  • Establishment of a broader youth network to inform youth engagement practice
  • Mapping exercise of youth engagement activities across jurisdictions
  • A review and synthesis of existing youth engagement strategies, standards, measures, and outcomes for ISCMs
  • Knowledge mobilization of findings
  • Establishment of youth engagement learning and development opportunities
Impact 
  • Involvement of youth in planning, delivery, and evaluation of Frayme‚Äôs initiatives
  • Promotion of active and ongoing youth engagement among network partners
  • Increase inclusion of youth engagement principles in policy and practice across jurisdictions
  • High ratings of engagement and increased ratings of well-being among youth over course of involvement in service design decision making
Roles and Costs 

Internal Frayme project
Estimated cost: $45,000

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