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New project to inspire and influence future leaders to generate change


Call for people with experience of using or seeing young people in the children and adult services system to help improve quality of care. 

Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disability Services at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has launched a new project called 100 Stories, to help gain insight and understanding into different experiences from a diverse range of people, to improve the care of young people and their transition into adult services. 


Project Lead Christy Hoskings, Patient Experience Lead Officer for Neurodevelopment Services, said: “We want to work with professionals in health and in external services, and young adults, parents and carers, who have experience of seeing young people go through this process. 


“The idea of the project is to understand people’s real professional and life experiences in detail so that we can shape and improve transition processes for children and young adults. 


“We want to understand the journey of young people who are linked with Neurodevelopmental, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Learning Disability Services and how they move through into adult services, support and care.” 


The project is testing a new innovative approach to group leadership and storytelling, bringing together recognised models of co-design with partners in Glyndwr University, Swansea University and Do Well Ltd. Participants will achieve a leadership certificate from the University of Glyndwr 


The project team is looking for: 

  • People who are interested in working with other professionals and families to understand the system and influence change. 

  • People wanting to get involved will be learning new skills in leadership and influence. 

  • Talking about their experiences with a diverse group of people, including patients and families. 

  • Developing a story about their experience using leadership theory. 

  • Being involved in codesigning and changing service plans. 


The project is also working closely with regional partnership and public service boards to connect the project across health, social care and education systems. 


Participants will be asked to share their personal experiences and will need to give six to nine days of their time spread out over a 12-month period, with sessions being face to face in most cases. They will also gain a certificate in leadership and be part 

of developing the project as a Bevan Exemplar, which supports health and care to test their own innovative ideas in the aim of improving services. 


To find out more and express your interest email and or or call 07813720568. 

See here for more details about the Health Board’s Neurodevelopmental Service