HEE KSS

Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) has awarded funding to nine We Can Talk partnerships between acute hospital sites and linked Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams.

We received a number of outstanding applications and selected the partnerships that showed the best evidence of collaboration between acute, CAMHS and children and young people.

Our We Can Talk HEE KSS sites are:

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

Princess Royal Hospital

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Maidstone Hospital

Medway Maritime Hospital

East Surrey Hospital

Royal Surrey County Hospital

St Peter’s Hospital

Epsom Hospital

If you would like to attend our launch event on Monday 25 June 2018 from 9am to 11am at the Charis Centre in Crawley please contact Pippa Menzies at Pippa.Menzies@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk.

For further information pleased see the HEE KSS FAQs below or e-mail info@wecantalk.online


We Can Talk HEE KSS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Can I still apply to join We Can Talk?

Applications for HEE KSS funding have now closed, however, we would love to hear from hospital sites who would like to pursue other funding routes or declare their interest for future funding opportutnies.


Do you have a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the HEE KSS project?

Absolutely. Download the introduction slidepack.


Where do you deliver the We Can Talk training days?

We Can Talk relies on local hospital sites providing on-site venues for delivering training. See below for more details.


What are your venue requirements for the We Can Talk training?

We need a comfortable room at or close to your hospital site with small group table seating (‘Cabaret’ style) for up to 35 people as well as PowerPoint facilities. Better venues will ideally have somewhere to make a hot drink, nice bathrooms and natural light.


What are the Project Lead commitments?

Please download the brief one-page job description for the Hospital Project Lead Role and CAMHS Project Lead Role.


When will local Project Leads start?

Our launch event on 25 June 2018 coincides with the first Project Lead Training (so on or before 25 June 2018).


Where do you deliver the Project Lead Training days?

The first Project Lead Training day (for all nine partnerships) will take place at the Charis Centre in Crawley on 25 June 2018. All future training days will rotate between the three hospital or CAMHS sites in each geography (one in Kent, Surrey and Sussex).


How can local young people get involved?

Our team is keen to engage with existing groups to help develop resources and identify potential co-trainers for the future. Please contact Grace.


Can you talk me through exactly what this is all about?

Sure. Contact us and we’ll do our best to arrange a phone call or a visit from one of our fabulous Team members.


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