News and Presentations for todays CAMHS National Summit 2019
Transforming mental health services for children & young adults
Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan, Associate National Clinical Director Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team, NHS England, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester
Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry working in a large mental health and community trust in Greater Manchester (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust). Lead consultant since 2005, she became Clinical Director in 2015 and subsequently Associate National Clinical Director in 2017 (NHS England- Children and Young People’s Policy Team). She has an interest in the needs of children and young people in contact with the criminal justice system. Over the last 13 years she has published in peer reviewed journals and books and contributed to national reports and guidance. The presentation will cover the NHS England transformation programme including key policy drivers and progress.
Prathiba, speaking this morning said:
"The world of MHS are changing but it is a journey we are on
Whole System Approach – working alongside other services
Greater Integrations with schools and colleges are needed – early interventions and preventions"
She went on to talk about the NHS England’s CYP Mental Health Transformation Programme – 5 Year forward view for MH Commitments by 2020/21, and the National Plan for Improving care for CYP with an Eating Disorder
Full PowerPoint Presentation
Early intervention: working with primary schools
Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, Sandwell Council
Pre Event Abstract
In this presentation Lisa will argue that children’s mental health should be considered a major public health issue. She will examine evidence on ‘what works’ to improve the mental health of primary school children, drawing upon national guidance and research into areas such as Social & Emotional Learning. Implications for system wide action will be considered, including the need to step up investment in order to fulfil the significant potential we have to improve outcomes.
Lisa spoke about early interventions – working with primary schools, and said:
"How do we improve MH in primary schools? First step to look at NICE Guidelines – Social and Emotional wellbeing in primary Education and School Based Interventions April 2019
We know that children’s mental health is a major public health issue.
It has a knock on effect across society – education, family life, health, crime, employment and the economy"
Full PowerPoint Presentation
Also of Interest
Preventing, Identifying & Managing Depression in Children & Young Adults
Recognising & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
Sexual Abuse & Mental Health - Reducing the Impact of Abuse on Mental Health
1 April 2019