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Between April and September this year we ran a series of design workshops with children, young people, parents and carers. Their ideas, based on their lived experience of being in hospital or using mental health services, helped shape the early-stage designs that were submitted for our planning application in September.

Our illustrator Chris Glynn joined all 18 sessions, sketching, taking notes, and building a visual narrative of the discussions. He has put together a five-minute fly through of what happened, including the grand finale when the architects presented their first designs to the different groups. We hope you enjoy watching this 'box set'. If you have anything you'd like to add, please email cambridgechildrens@cpft.nhs.uk. We welcome all feedback and ensure it is presented to the project groups.

Watch our 'box set' of the Cambridge Children's Design Workshops

Watch our 'box set' of the Cambridge Children's Design Workshops

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRDrdTzt-_A

Our Design Champions who took part in the workshops all have lived experience of being in hospital or using mental health services. Tristan is 11. He joined the conversations to think about how Cambridge Children's might look, both inside and outside. Here's what he had to say about the experience.

Tristan talks about design workshops

Tristan talks about design workshops

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTEjHYDTA8I

If you would like to join Cambridge Children's Network, we would be delighted to welcome you onboard. You can get involved as much or as little as you like. There are lots of opportunities coming up for children, young people, parents and carers to have their say. Click this link to find out more!