About Me first

Me first is an education and training resource that helps health and social care professionals to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in communicating with children and young people. It does this by encouraging a child-centric mentality in staff, and by providing tools and advice to support this.

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Common Room Consulting have developed Me first in partnership with health and social care professionals and children and young people.

Me first aims to:

– Promote the use of the Me first communication model tools and approaches to support communication with children and young people

– Increase health and social care professionals’ knowledge of the barriers and challenges to communicating with children and young people, build on their existing skills, and increase their confidence through Me first training

– Collect and grow a hub of resources to share ideas and expertise in communicating with children and young people

– Ensure sustainability by offering a Train the trainer course and a establishing a network of Me first Communications Champions 

Take a look at our handy brochure to find out more about what Me first can offer you

Read about our evidence base

Produced by: Common Room Consulting and Great Ormond Street Hospital

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In partnership with: Health Education England


With thanks to: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Young Peoples Advisory Group (YPAG), Common Room Consulting Young Advisors, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Dr Cathy Street & Associates, Evidence Based Practice Unit (University College London and the Anna Freud Centre), and Nutshell Communications.

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