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CAMHS Redesign

The Project

NHS Funded Providers of Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria (The Care Partnership) are working together with children, young people and their families to co-produce a design for future services for children and adolescents aged 0-19, in line with the THRIVE conceptual model.

Services based on the THRIVE Model should be integrated, flexible and person-centred. In Phase 1 of the Redesign, children and young people told us:

  • There isn’t enough support for young people from services.
  • People in communities as well as professionals need more knowledge about mental health and its impact.
  • Waiting times are too long.
  • Criteria get in the way of accessing support.
  • There needs to be more options for treatment.
  • There continues to be a negative stigma about mental health.

In late 2018 a Draft Service Model was submitted for evaluation by an independent panel of stakeholders and approved to move forward into a detailed design for future services. In the current Phase 2, we will build on our work with children and young people to shape how the model of care is developed and how care should be implemented across the region, aiming to move services away from a tiered approach to a THRIVE-based framework working in partnership with other key stakeholders.

Phase 1

Click on a date below to read the feedback and conversation themes from each event.

2nd May 2018, Lancaster (crisis)

9th May 2018, Blackpool (access)

14th May 2018, Leyland (transitions)

23rd May 2018, Preston (digital)

29th May 2018, Blackpool (stigma)

4th June 2018, Barrow (Multiple topics)

6th June 2018, Oswaldtwistle (Thrive)

Read the full THRIVE report produced by Healthwatch - Redesigning mental health services for children and young people.

Phase 2

Our Partners

Working alongside Healthwatch, children and young people with lived experience of emotional health and wellbeing needs, along with their parents and carers, have been recruited to undertake a four-month phase of co-production design. Co-production ensures that children and young people have the opportunity to be actively involved in planning and designing services, using their valuable insights and knowledge to make future services better.  

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust are also working concurrently with other related partners in focussed week-long workshops to share their knowledge. The outcomes from both groups are communicated daily to the other to create a ‘feedback loop’ between the two participant groups, where the discussions are focussed on developing a THRIVE-based model of care.

The Workshops

Workshops are taking place as follows. Click on each to read the report.

Week 1 (1st - 5th April 2019): Access to all quadrants (Park Hall, Preston)

Week 2 (15th - 20th April 2019): Quadrant 1 - Getting Advice service delivery detail (Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, Preston)

Week 3 (29th April - 3rd May 2019): Quadrant 2 – Getting Help service delivery detail (Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, Preston)

Week 4 (13th - 17th May 2019): Quadrant 3 – Getting More Help service delivery detail (Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, Preston)

Week 5 (27th - 31st May 2019): Quadrant 4 – Getting Risk Support service delivery detail (Park Hall, Preston)

Week 6 (10th - 14th June 2019): Interfaces, transitions across quadrants, and pulling it all together (Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, Preston)

Week 7 (24th - 28th June 2019): Enablers week - key clinical/management representatives to sit down with HR, Training, IT, Estate and Admin leadership from each provider, to share understanding of the implications and support needed (Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, Preston)

If you’d like to find out more about the CAMHS redesign process or take part, please contact

Week 2 Workshop - audio file:

Weeks 3 and 4 Workshops - audio file:

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