Earlier this year the government announced its intention to publish a Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health. The paper will set out plans to transform services in schools, universities and for families with extra mental health staff training. By 2021 the aim is to put an end to the practice of children being sent away from their local areas to receive care, treatment and support.
Half of all mental health problems have been established by the age of 14, rising to 75 per cent by age 24. One in ten children aged 5–16 has a diagnosable problem. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health makes clear that by 2020/21 there will be a significant shift towards prevention and transformation of care. Key actions from NHS England include ensuring that people have greater access to care; services are designed in partnership; inequalities are reduced; care is integrated across physical, mental and social needs; and prevention strategies are prioritised for key moments in life.
Work is already happening to secure input on what robust standards for children and young people, including crisis and perinatal care, should look like. There is a growing consensus that strong partnerships between the education sector and mental health services can help improve the provision of care for children’s mental health and well-being. With significant variation in the quality of the links between schools and colleges and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and in the level of financial support, the government is committing sufficient resources and building on the CAMHS link pilots to ensure that effective services can be established in all parts of the country.
Join us at Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Care, Treatment and Support to hear practical advice and guidance that will help you learn how to deliver improvements in access and outcomes, reduce inequality and implement the government’s Green Paper principles across CAMHS.
The government has commissioned a review of children’s mental health services across the country as part of a package of measures designed to improve care and transform mental health support. In a speech at the Charity Commission, Prime Minister Theresa May promised a Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health. New initiatives will include extra mental health training for school staff and new trials to look at how to strengthen the links between schools and local NHS mental health staff; and, by 2021, further support has allocated towards NHS England’s commitment to eliminate inappropriate placements to inpatient beds for children and young people.
Early intervention and quick access to good quality care is vital, especially for children and young people. Waiting times should be substantially reduced, significant inequalities in access addressed and support offered while people are waiting for care. NHS England announced that at least 70,000 more children and young people should have access to high-quality mental health care when they need it by 2020/21. This will require a fundamental change in the way services are commissioned, placing greater emphasis on prevention, early identification and evidence-based care.
Figures show young people are affected disproportionately with over half of mental health problems starting by the age of 14 and 75% by 24. Nearly three quarters of a million 16 to 18-year-olds study in a further education or sixth form college. Schools, but also colleges are ideally placed to work with mental health services to support children and young people. In March 2017, a joint report from the Health and Education Select Committee highlighted the frontline role of these institutions in promoting and protecting children and young people’s mental health and well-being.
Following the government request of transforming mental health support, a major thematic review of children and adolescent mental health services across the country, is being led by the Care Quality Commission, to identify what is working and what is not. Inspections and ratings of all mental health services in England should help to provide a consistent quality of care that children and adolescents receive. This includes supporting NHS England’s commitment to terminate long waiting times for assessment and treatment and difficulty accessing inpatient care close to home for those who need it.
Children and Young People's Mental Health: Improving Care, Treatment and Support will bring together professionals from across the public sector to learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need.
A new green paper on children and young people's mental health has been launched to set out plans to transform services in schools, universities and for families with extra mental health staff training. The aim is an end to the practice of children being sent away from their local areas for mental health care by 2021.
In January, the Prime Minister announced a Green Paper to look at transforming services for children's mental health. This session will look at the areas covered by the Green Paper and the Government's aims for building on the current transformation of children's mental health and going further.
In schools, mental health is still seen as a bolt on, something that is brought in to support those identified as needing additional support, and there is a crisis looming as a result. Mental Health needs to be embedded in all schools, for all young people, and seen as important as the old '3-R's' of old; Schools need to see themselves as part of a wider CAHMS service.
Many schools already support their pupils’ mental health, but with training and support all schools can play their part in the wider system to support children and young people’s mental health. The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition worked with Public Health England, to develop a framework to help schools understand how implementing the key principles of a whole school approach can help promote emotional health and wellbeing within schools. The Coalition was a co-sponsor of the Values Based Commission, which is being implemented in the Schools NorthEast Commission, Healthy MindED.
This session will look at how evidence-based parenting programmes are a logical answer to help improve children's mental health and wellbeing.
There has been a sharp rise in demand for mental health services at universities. In September 2017, Universities UK published the StepChange framework to encourage university leaders to adopt a whole university approach to mental health in higher education. This session will explore wider issues around mental health in HE and the opportunity for whole population intervention.
Revolution means change when it is desperately needed & it only takes small things to motivate us to join together, overcome adversity and rise up to fulfil our potential. GM pioneered our industrial revolution and we believe it can now pioneer our healthcare revolution. Dr Ranote will provide an insight into how this is being created in Children’s mental health, moving away from a culture of illness to one of wellness as we work together to build a conurbation where our children do not just survive – they thrive!
This session will highlight the rationale for the implementation of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services and the new Access and Waiting Times Standards.
Drawing on his experience as the Minister for Mental Health who commissioned the CYP IAPT CAMHS transformation programme, his work as Chair of the Tavistock and Portman NHS FT and the University of Birmingham Mental Health Policy Commission he is leading, Paul Burstow will set out his proposals for delivering better mental health support for children and young people.
Statistics indicate that 1 in 10 children are affected by a mental health condition. Claire was one of those children and she would like to briefly share her story and highlight ways for teachers and educators to spot the early signs.
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