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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Children’s services: a whole council approach

In September 2017, North Lincolnshire Council became one of only three English councils to be awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for services for children in need of help and protection, and looked-after children.

Early Help 4 Mental Health

Early Help 4 Mental Health is a prevention and early intervention programme operating across Devon, working with schools to promote and build mentally healthy behaviours and resilience.

MindMate: using technology to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

Mindmate is a website, co-produced by Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and young people, providing a single point of access to information on mental health written in a clear style and without medical jargon.         

No Wrong Door: services for young adolescents in care in North Yorkshire

The No Wrong Door model provides a consistent trusting relationship for young people that sticks with them no matter how they move through care.

MH:2K: engaging young people in conversations about mental health

Oldham Council was the first area in the country to pilot MH:2K, a powerful new model for engaging young people in conversations about mental health in their local area. 

Cheshire East’s Emotionally Healthy Schools Project

The Emotionally Healthy Schools Project is a partnership aiming to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing and develop stronger working relationships with agencies outside of the school environment.

Scrutiny taking the lead on child and adolescent mental health in Cornwall

Cornwall’s Scrutiny Commission’s review of child and adolescent mental health services was instrumental in ensuring the development of the subsequent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Strategy for Cornwall.

Doncaster: Mental Health Champions

Embedding meaningful and sustainable involvement of children and young people at every step of the commissioning cycle has helped transform mental health services for young people in Doncaster.

Headstart Hull

Focusing on the positive difference local resources and people could make to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people proved an invaluable experience and lead to system changes at a strategic and operational level in Hull.

Healthwatch Hillingdon: bridging the gap

The challenge Healthwatch Hillingdon’s role is to be an independent champion for people, making sure that those running services, put people at the heart.  During a local authority review of child and adolescent mental health services, it seemed that there was a lack of engagement with children and young people.