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Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults

Monday 26 February 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults
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This National CAHMS Summit focuses on improving child and adolescent mental health services in line with The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out by the government in 2016 with the aim of creating a transformed service by 2020. Through national updates and case studies from current pilot sites this conference aims to set the scene for progress already being made and what needs to change to achieve The Five Year Forward View. The government has pledged £1.25billion by 2020 to support improvements in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

“CQC’s ongoing review into children and young people’s mental health services is finding a particularly complex and fragmented picture – care that is planned, funded, commissioned, provided and overseen by many different organisations, who frequently do not work together in a joined-up way. Some families felt this lack of joined-up working meant they had to wait till their child’s mental health reached crisis point before they got any help.” CQC The state of health care and adult social care in England 2016/17

The ambition over the next five years for children and young people’s mental health is to support CCGs to work with partners to build effective, evidence-based outcome-focused Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), working in collaboration with children, young people and families. Delivering this national ambition requires local, system wide leadership and ownership, as well as the participation of children, young people and their families.

Speakers on the day will be provide an insight on a range of subject areas which have been highlighted as key points for improving mental health services for Children and Young People within The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, such as: NICE Guidance for Depression in young people, NICE Guidance for young people transitioning into adult services, suicide prevention, out of hours crisis care for young people, Eating Disorders in children and young people, and self harming in children and young people.

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