We Can Talk HEE KSS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) is recruiting nine We Can Talk partnerships (hospital sites and linked CAMHS teams).

Who can apply?

Any acute hospital site in Kent, Surrey or Sussex with a paediatric and/or adult emergency department and at least one paediatric ward

How do I apply?

Download the Partnership Application Form and return to Pippa.Menzies@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

When are applications due?

9am on Wednesday 9 May 2018

Do you have a PowerPoint presentation that explains everything?

Absolutely. Download the introduction slidepack.

Where can I find a letter to my Director or Nursing, CAMHS Director or Team/Service Lead explaining this opportunity?

Oops! If you didn’t get an invitation personally from our amazing team at HEE KSS then please download the Introduction Letter for Acute Hospitals or Introduction Letter for CAMHS and pass it on to right person in your organisation. Also, please Contact Us so we’ve got the right details in future!

When will I hear if I’m successful?

Fingers crossed by 5pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018. We’ll keep you updated if there’s any delay.

Will I hear if I’m unsuccessful?

Absolutely. We’re so pleased you took the time to apply and we’d love to work with you in the future.

Will I get feedback on my application?

Brief written feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants.

If I’m not successful but keen to join the We Can Talk family what should I do?

Let us know! We’d love to expand across all of Kent, Surrey and Sussex but only have the capacity and funding to bring on nine sites in 2018. We are keen to look for other funding routes in 2019.

What makes a better application?

We are keen to see applications that read as the start (or continuation) of a discussion between hospitals, CAMHS and young people. Applications with evidence of young people involvement and with a focus on collaborative practice between acute and CAMHS will score higher.

Who will be reviewing these applications?

HEE KSS and the We Can Talk project team (including our Lead Young Advisor)

How will the sites be selected?

The current plan is for the top three scoring sites in each geographic area (Kent, Surrey and Sussex) to be selected. Depending on quality and quantity of applicants this is subject to review by HEE KSS.

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 in a central location in KSS. 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?

We hope young people are involved in supporting the application process and our team is keen to engage with existing groups to help develop resources and identify potential co-trainers for the future.

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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