Listen Up!

Listen Up! makes the case for fundamental change in the basic service model for young people. It calls on commissioners to designate a lead agency and person to co-ordinate the commissioning of services for young people aged 16-25. It also calls for the provision of long-term funding to voluntary sector organisations, and for statutory youth mental health services in general to learn from the voluntary sector’s example of person-centred provision. The report is primarily aimed at those who commission and fund services for children and young people, as well as those working within the voluntary and community sectors and statutory sector who are setting up or developing services for young people with mental health and emotional problems.