Launch of Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy

December is always a busy month, and for those of you who have not seen the strategy yet, take a look, it covers:

  • Prevention and Early Help 
  • Key Projects for Prevention and Early Intervention 
  • Self-Help 
  • Youth Engagement 
  • Self-Harm 
  • Building emotional resilience through common language 
  • Further ‘Early Years’ Interventions 
  • Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) 
  • Partnership working to prevent and reduce offending 
  • Access and Experience of Targeted and Specialist Services 
  • Key projects for the journey through targeted and specialist services 
  • Children’s Community Health Transformation Programme 
  • Referral Management Centre (RMC)/Single Point of Access (SPOA) 
  • “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies” (IAPT) 
  • Workforce Development Programme 
  • Support in Acute and Chronic Circumstances and Times of Crisis 
  • Behavioural and Neurological Developmental Delays and Disorders (NDD) 
  • Support for Vulnerable Groups

Young Healthy Minds Partnership -Strategy For Northamptonshire's Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health 2014 -2017.

Our emotional wellbeing and mental health strategy puts children, young people and their families at the centre of everything the services deliver, with a greater emphasis on prevention and early intervention. We have followed a natural progression building on 13 years of comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) strategies in Northamptonshire. We continue to assert the imperative that mental health is everybody’s business as a central tenet in our approach, continuing to:

  • Strengthen the key principle in the promotion of collaborative working across agencies and services to ensure that appropriate provision is in place to support the healthy emotional development and emotional resilience of our children and young people.
  • Further align services across the partnership to ease access where and when it is needed.
  • To collaborate and to build partnerships and networks around our children and young people and to think systemically about the associated family needs in all our endeavours.

Our strategy highlights the vision, blueprint and priorities for the further development of improving positive emotional wellbeing and mental health for the next 3 years built upon a review of the 2005/08 strategy, 2010-13 strategy, a comprehensive needs assessment and service review in the summer of 2013.

Appendices include:

-          Needs Assessment Presentation Pack

-          Mental disorder and wellbeing information in Northamptonshire and suggested priorities

-          October 2013 presentation of service review findings and the vision for recommissioning

-          December 2013 presentation of the recommissioning target operating model

-          Northamptonshire Young Healthy Minds Partnership (YHMP) Strategic Direction and Commissioning Intentions 2013/14

-          Strategic Priorities 2014-17

-          Healthwatch Children and Young People Consultation

-          2014 Draft service Specification

-          NICE Self Harm Guidance

-          Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services (inc.CAMHS) – Northamptonshire 2014

-          Recovery College – Centre for Mental Health

-          Glossary

As always, if you have any issues, queries or recommendations, please Ask Normen at asknormen@nhs.net

View the document at http://www.asknormen.co.uk/modules/downloads/download.php?file_name=215

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