Fullscope is a new collaboration between seven leading organisations that support the mental wellbeing of children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The partnership will champion, collaborate with and be inspired by the voices of children and young people, taking their lead in order to deliver its aims. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, with development support from Arm Limited and Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge, Fullscope presents the first consortium of its kind in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
The Fullscope organisations all have expertise in working alongside children and young people from ages 0-25, with a shared ambition to support happier and healthier individuals and communities, working towards a future without mental ill health. Our work is based on collaboration - with children, young people, families, communities and educational settings - transforming the world children and young people inhabit. We look forward to widening the consortium to other organisations in the region in the future as the programme becomes more established.
Elly De Decker, Senior Head of Regional Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, said;
We are delighted to fund the Fullscope Partnership, a collaboration of local organisations with the shared mission of improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Thanks to National Lottery players, the organisations involved will draw on their expertise to deliver a local service that focuses on early intervention and recovery, with the aim to empowering local communities to thrive.
This new collaboration has also been supported by Festival Bridge, Norfolk and Norwich Festival - At Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge we recognise the growing evidence for the positive benefits of arts and cultural participation on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. As such, we have been delighted to use investment from Arts Council England, alongside that from Arm Limited, to facilitate the development of Fullscope, where arts and culture are utilised as an essential part to their evidenced based practice for the benefit of children and young people. Michael Corley, Head of Festival Bridge
A programme director has just been recruited. Updates to follow.
Over the last two years we have combined our expertise and worked together to evaluate the provision for young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. At the centre of Fullscope will be young people and their families, who will inform and shape what they need from the sector to help ensure the positive wellbeing and mental health of our children and young people. Fullscope partners
The initiative was initially launched by Arm Limited at an event at the Cambridge Corn Exchange in 2017. This series of films was made by the partners to communicate the pressing need for action in this area:
Together for Change
Listen to Me, part 1
Listen to Me, part 2