A New Vision for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

                   A Commission to improve mental healthcare provision for children and young people has been launched with a New Vision for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. The Commission is sponsored by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, along with Young Minds and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.

The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK has never been of greater concern and the Commission, which is chaired by Baroness Claire Tyler, will look at what really matters to the children and young people who depend upon the current Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) system.

A value-based approach supports decision making through good process.  Employing such an approach, involving the young people themselves and their parents and carers, along with referrers and partner agencies, CAMH service providers, commissioners and managers, the Commission will research and report what is really needed  and how to deliver it.   Final recommendations will include:

Recommendations for service providers, commissioners and managers on improvements to the  current service, based on updated core values

Recommendations training requirements for service providers, commissioners and managers

Recommendations for the education and training of CAMHS staff

Recommendations for key UK health organisations including Department of Health, NHS England and the devolved assemblies’ Health Services and Departments of Health. For further details, visit:

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mediacentre/pressreleases2016/anewvisionforcamhs.aspx

 

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