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What is SHOUT?

SHOUT is a chance for young people like you to get involved and make sure your voice is heard, to help improve mental health services in your area. It’s open to anyone age 10 to 17 who would like to make a difference to young people's mental health services locally. 

We have SHOUT groups running in each of the four areas where we provide mental health services for young people:

  • Halton
  • Knowsley

  • St Helens

  • Warrington

What sort of things will I be able to do if I join SHOUT?

If you join SHOUT you will have lots of opportunities to get involved, including:

  • Training: You'll be able to support the design and delivery of staff training. You'll also be able to complete courses yourself, such as interview and presentation skills.

  • Local fixes: You can get involved with local charities and organisations, such as helping to plan events in your local area. 

  • Service developments: You can get involved with service developments, such as helping to design and improve how services are delivered.

  • Raising awareness and breaking down stigma: You'll play a key role in raising awareness and breaking down stigma around mental health within your local community, and in promoting wellness and recovery within children and young people's mental health services.

Why should I join SHOUT?

  • Make new friends and build your confidence

  • Get involved with planning events

  • Access free training, including first aid and interview training 

  • All travel expenses for attending events and meetings paid back to you

  • Build your portfolio - volunteering will help you stand out on job, college and university applications

  • Play a key role in helping us improve our services for young people, now and in the future

How do I join SHOUT?

If you'd like to get involved with one of our SHOUT groups, contact our Involvement Scheme team on 01925 664 057. They'll be able to put you in touch with your local SHOUT group lead and give you more information about joining.

All SHOUT members will be asked to get their parents or carers to sign a consent form when they join. This is just so we know they are aware of what you've signed up to and are happy for you get involved with the group. 

Your voice matters. Join SHOUT today!