Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

The East Midlands Clinical Network is facilitating two events this summer to involve school staff and pupils in co-creating ideas for implementing the Government’s Green Paper recommendations across our region.

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper was published in December 2017. The three core proposals contained were:


  1. Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health with a new offer of training to help leads and staff to deliver whole school approaches to promoting better mental health.
  2. We will fund new Mental Health Support Teams to provide specific extra capacity for early intervention and ongoing help, supervised by NHS children and young people’s mental health staff, whose work will be jointly managed by schools and the NHS. These teams will be linked to groups of primary and secondary schools, and to colleges. They will provide interventions to support those with mild to moderate needs and support the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing. The Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools will work closely with the new Support Teams, who, as part of their role, will provide a clear point of contact for schools and colleges. We will test different models for delivering these teams – including how they can link effectively to a range of other provision locally and how they can improve support for vulnerable groups
  3. We want to reduce waiting times for NHS services for those children and young people who need specialist help.

The plan is for these proposals to be launched across a number of trailblazer areas by 2019. This pilot phase will precede a wider roll out across the country, with the Government proposing to have these new initiatives set up in at least 20% of the country by 2022/23.

We want to explore how we can best take forward these ideas across the East Midlands region and to do that, it’s vital we involve the views of the local workforce and local young people.

To hear those views we are holding events in the North and South of the region and inviting schools and local health services and youth services to send representative groups of staff and young people.  The event is open to young people aged 11-18 living in the East Midlands. 

Please register here:


Leicester - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-clinical-network-leicester-co-creating-ideas-for-implementation-of-the-green-paper-tickets-46399111993


Nottingham - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-clinical-network-nottingham-co-creating-ideas-for-implementation-of-the-green-paper-tickets-46400304560


To manage capacity, places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, with registrations closing on 29th June 2018 - or as soon as all places are allocated.  When you register you will be asked how many places for staff and young people you wish to reserve, but will not need to provide names of young people participants until after 29th June.


If you have any questions please contact participation@youngminds.org.uk


Kind Regards


Young Minds


Have your say... 

on young people’s mental health support in the East Midlands!

How can I join? 

You can get involved by signing up to attend with your school, CAMHS group or other youth group. A member of staff can register a place for you and support you to join on the day. 

Event 1: 9 July, Leicester (venue to be confirmed) 

Event 2: 16 July, Not tingham (venue to be confirmed)


What are these events? 

Young people aged 11-18 are invited to come along and shape decisions about the future of youth mental health support across the East Midlands. 

Why are we holding the events? 

The government has proposed new ideas for how mental health support should be provided to young people in schools and their communities. The East Midlands Clinical Network is holding two events to give local people your chance to shape how we make the new ideas happen in our area. 

Why should you come? 

As a young person, you know best what will make mental health support right for you and other young people like you. If you aren’t involved in making decisions about mental health support, things might be designed in a way that doesn’t work, and doesn’t meet your needs. 

How will being involved in the event make a difference? 

The East Midlands Clinical Network brings together all the lead decision makers about health services in the East Midlands. Through these events, these decision makers will be able to hear your views and ideas directly. They will use what they hear as a key part of their decisions. After the event you’ll be able to be kept up to date about what happens next.



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