The Lancashire and South Cumbria Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation team are currently working with providers to redesign mental health services.
The Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Redesign covers all NHS funded mental health services for children and young people from birth to their 19th birthday in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
More than 70 individuals from 27 NHS, local authorities, education, police, voluntary and community organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria have been working together with parents, carers and young people, to redesign and improve emotional health and wellbeing services for children and adolescents aged 0-19, in a programme known as THRIVE.
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NHS funded providers of young people’s emotional health and wellbeing services across Lancashire and South Cumbria are continuing to work together to redesign services for children and adolescents aged 0-19 in line with the THRIVE conceptual model, and in response to a commissioning mandate to develop sustainable and standardised care.
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As the CAMHS redesign progresses we are starting to arrange panels to evaluate the proposed changes as a result of the redesign. We are in early stages of planning but want to share the opportunity for people to be involved. We are keen for children and young people to evaluate the proposed changes and have their say, so any child or young person can get involved, whether they have used CAMHS services or not. We will also be recruiting for panel members on the carers and family members’ panel as well as third sector and faith members.
This service is a joint initiative between Lancashire County Council and Lancaster University, funded by LCC Public Health to provide training and support to Lancashire schools around children’s mental health issues. Bookings and delivery co-ordination of this training is being managed by PAC, and our schools champion partner is Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Burnley. For more, please visit https://www.p-a-c.org.uk/training/lancashire-emotional-health-support-in-schools/
Join us and be part of redesigning our NHS funded emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Care Partnership of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, voluntary and community organisations and commissioners are working collaboratively to implement THRIVE for children and adolescents age 0 to 19 years. We are actively seeking the participation and views of representatives of our partners, non-NHS providers and stakeholders in the following full week modelling sessions and for further information, please email email@example.com or visit healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/camhs-redesign.
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