published on 05 June 2017
South West London St. Georges, Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service
Following last weekend’s media coverage, there will be local meetings taking place in the voluntary sector where families can meet the local commisioners to discuss. These meetings are an informal discussion to explore family experiences.
Parent representatives from the groups above will facillitate the meetings; accompanied by either one or both of the CCG Childrens Commissioners (from Kingston and Richmond).
We will collate the discussions, based upon the questions below, into a summary report co-authored by SEND Family Voices, Express CIC, NAS Richmond and ADHD Richmond.
The output may inform the structure for a full consultation on diagnostic pathways for autism and/or adhd in the future. These are the questions we will explore:
1. Is a diagnosis important?
2. What worked well about the process? What didn’t work well?
3. What are the benefits of diagnosis (if any)?
4. After diagnosis, what changed for your child? And what changed for you?
5. What services did you feel able to access whilst waiting for a diagnosis?
6. Who helped you? …and what else could have helped and when?
All meetings require that you MUST book a place.
Monday 19th June - 11am to 12.30am – Express CIC at their offices (Surbiton)
“Please do join us for a Coffee Morning on 19th June with an opportunity to meet and question the Commissioner. Come along for coffee and to meet other parent/carers, find out information and share experiences. You are welcome to come whether your child is awaiting a diagnosis/is on CAMHS waiting list or if you would like to share your experience of diagnosis via CAMHS.”
Wednesday 21st June - 7pm to 9pm – ADHD Richmond at Russell Cooke (Kingston)
“This is your chance to put your questions and views to the two local commissioners for Kingston & Richmond. They want to hear your views on the pathway to diagnosis.”
Friday 23rd June - 10.30am to 12noon – SFV at MeToo&Co* (Twickenham)
Please come along and talk with the Commissioner regarding the proposed changes at SWLStG NHS Trust. This is one of two meetings arranged by SEND Family Voices on this subject. To book a place, please contact:
T: 07469 746 145
* crèche available at meetings hosted by MeToo&Co.
Please contact T: 07946 646033
or e-mail: email@example.com to book a crèche place.
Thursday 13th July – 10am to 12noon
at York House, Richmond Road, TW1 3AA
T: 07469 746 145