OASIS (Opening up awareness and support and influencing services) is a Chilypep group based in Barnsley that aims to empower young people to shape mental health services.

We believe young people should have a say in how the services they use to look after and treat their mental health are run. That’s exactly what awareness raising and campaigns group OASIS do.

What participation work with Chilypep means to a Young Commissioner from OASIS

Whether it’s taking on the stigma attached to mental health, improving signposting to relevant services or making a positive change to services that already exist to help young people, OASIS are up to the challenge! Read the OASIS group's Our Voice Matters Manifesto

The group also consulted with Chilypep and participated in the creation of the Open Up Barnsley Directory

If you’d like to get involved with the group, you can contact project worker Chantelle by email at or visit the Facebook page here



OASIS making the headlines: 

Download materials to make your own Mental Health First Aid Kit

Open Up Barnsley Directory

OASIS Campaigns and Updates 


 You're Welcome Recommendations 

Other Resources

The NHS Youth forum has produced three short films to advise young people about their healthcare rights. The films are supported by a set of posters. The films and posters are about young people's rights in healthcare; about confidentiality, independence and feedback. To watch the films go to the NHS Youth Forum's Twitter page an/or Facebook page  you can share them online using the hashtag #yourhealthinyourhands. 

As part of the Stairways work developed by the Young People's Yorkshire and Humber Participation group under 'Future in Mind', young people created a Workforce Values and Behaviours Resource called the POSITIVITREE.

POSITIVITREE of Workforce Values, Behaviour & Skills


The OASIS group have also developed a young person friendly model of participation with an explainer sheet under their development work with the NHS Takeover Challenge.

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