Open Talk blogs are written by young people with experience of using mental health services and mental health professionals, to share their views and experiences of decision-making.

Q&A with the Expert: Decision Making with Children who have Social and Communication needs

21st May 2018

This Q&A is with Sarah. She has over ten years experience as a special educational needs coordinator in a mainstream nursery, and now works as an early years practitioner in a specialist setting. In this Q&A, she talks with us about encouraging the communication needed to make decisions, and how even children with high levels…

Living and learning together

1st May 2018

  Literature review – Peer support   Peer support toolkit   What is peer support? Video from Mind              

Collaborative use of the mental health act (yes, really)

30th October 2017


I just don’t want it

23rd October 2017

A blog about the challenges of living with a chronic physical or mental health problem

Introducing Open Talk

27th March 2017

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