The emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people project is building upon work by the national Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce.
This was established in September 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed, and to improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.
Alongside this came the publication of Future in Mind, Department of Health and NHS England Future in Mind 2015 which describes an integrated, whole system approach to driving further improvements in children and young people’s mental health outcomes – with the NHS, public health, voluntary and community, local authority children’s services, education and youth justice sectors working together.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG developed, with partners, a year one local transformation plan which outlined priorities for promoting and improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people (C&YP) in our local area. This plan has been refreshed for 2016/17 and provides further information on the changes implemented locally and our areas for further development. This can be downloaded below.
This is further supported by the redesign project which is now in implementation phase. Focus is on developing a whole system approach to improving the approach and delivery of services for children and young peoples’ emotional health and wellbeing.