What is Rise?

In 2017, we partnered up with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind to transform all of our emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people, in Coventry and Warwickshire. Instead of collectively calling the transformed services 'Emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire', we put a short list of names out to vote and after hundreds of votes were cast, 'Rise' came out as the chosen name for the services. 

Rise seeks to work more closely with schools, voluntary community services, Social Care and Primary Care (such as GP Practices) to increase support for children and young people requiring support. We have put in place and continuing to further develop programmes and levels of training packages that can be accessed for our partners.

In Warwickshire, we are also setting up 5 community hubs, where families can access information, guidance and speak to a mental health colleague.

The key aims of Rise are:

  • Have increased emphasis on prevention and early intervention
  • Focus on building resilience
  • Be integrated in our working, especially with schools
  • Systemically work with families and the child’s network
  • Support in partnership with the system complex and vulnerable children.
  • Help Children and our Young People bounce back when things get tough
  • Make getting help really easy- our vision of ‘No door being the wrong door’
  • Support children and young people aged 0-25 in a way that matters to them
  • Support the whole family – not just the child
  • Go the extra mile to reach out to those who need us most

The story of Rise

In 2015 the Department of Health published a report called 'Future in Mind', which was a report created to promote, protect and improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. In response to this report our local Commissioners commissioned Young Minds to translate the report and create a series of outcome measures for our services. The main measure was that our services needed to work in a more seamless way that considers the holistic needs of the young person. We have worked with children, young people, service providers and commissioners to understand how we can develop our services to meet this need. A major development in this process was to formally partner with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, to help build the support framework. 

Alongside our partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, we have integrated our services within the Trust, so teams are working more closely with the overall aim of supporting children and young people, whatever their needs are. We are also working more closely with schools, voluntary community services, Social Care and Primary Care to increase communication across all areas.

We decided that as all these services have been transformed and integrated, and we are now working in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, we would need a name that collectively identifies this new way of working. We put a short list of names out to vote and after hundreds of votes were cast, 'Rise' came out as the chosen name for the services. 

Therefore all emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire, will now come under the name 'Rise'. 

Services that have now integrated to form Rise are:

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