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.