Consultation on the New Children & Young People’s Mental Health Strategy

There will be a new children and young people’s mental health strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from April 2022. This will be a plan which tells us how services and projects will help children and young people aged 0 to 25 who have mental health problems. The strategy will be owned and shared by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Board  as part of the wider mental health system.

taproot  is a company that has been hired to help engage people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with the writing of the strategy.  There are 3 stages to writing the strategy:

Stage 1 – Gather evidence from and about children and young people with mental health problems in the area, and what is currently being done to help them. This will be from now until December

Stage 2 – Discussions about what is missing or needs changing in the support for children and young people with mental health problems, and help people to generate ideas and proposals. This will be from January to February.

Stage 3 – Work with organisations and individuals in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to finalise a list of priorities and consider what can be delivered. This will be in February and March.


This is a call for evidence as part of stage 1. You can submit evidence by:

  • Filling in the survey for yourself or supporting someone else
  • Holding a focus group of children and young people or parents/carers (or submitting the findings of a focus group you have already held)- we have a simple focus group sheet you can use, please contact for a copy. When you have held the focus group you can submit the findings in the survey
  • Booking in to an online meeting to gather evidence on 1st or 7th December- you can do this in the survey


There will be face to face meetings in January to discuss findings of the call for evidence and to coproduce ideas for solutions. You can express an interest in these events in the survey.

The survey will close on Monday the 13th of December 2021. We would appreciate you sending the survey link on to anyone you know who you think may also have useful evidence to share.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact and we will be in touch to discuss these with you.