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CAT Network - let's talk about young people's mental health services

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A place to talk, share and take ACTION

The CAT (Children & Young People, Action & Transformation) Network, was set up by a group of young people who had experiences of mental health services in Suffolk. Over the last few years CAT Network groups have been set up around the county in different places like schools, colleges and youth groups.

If you are looking for information and support for your emotional wellbeing and mental health, please visit our emotional wellbeing page.

Young people describe the CAT Network as:

A place to talk about the things important to us, the things we feel need changing within mental health services, and our views on support that we have received or are receiving - this includes our experiences of what works well, and what doesn’t

The views expressed by young people at these groups is a really powerful voice - they've contributed to the future development of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and other services, for children and young people in Suffolk. Plus some of the work they've done has already had a huge impact.

  •  What makes an ideal worker? - is an example of something that the CAT Network developed and is now used by different services who provide support to young people in Suffolk.

 CAT Network general

If you're aged 13 - 25 there are so many ways to get involved. We can help you set up a group at school or college. Perhaps you would prefer to meet in the evening somewhere that's close to where you live? We want to support you to create a space to talk about your views, experiences and take action to change things - so what's stopping you?

Get in touch by email or text/phone 07713 093090 or visit our Facebook page @CATMentalHealthNetwork

The CAT network have helped make some shorts which raise awareness of issues around mental health:

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