The Cove at Lancashire Care Trust
The Cove is an 18 bedded Tier 4 CAMHS unit operated by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Situated in Heysham, The Cove covers clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in South Cumbria and Lancashire. Following a merger of two highly-accredited services (ages 13-16 and ages 16-18) in May 2017, the team have worked very hard to improve clinical care and the environment for all of the young people and their families who use the service.
Training Gap Analysis
A training gap analysis was undertaken with staff from the main four CAMHS providers in Lancashire and South Cumbria to identify training needs. Evidence highlighted autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, learning disabilities, vulnerable children and sexual exploitation to be the main areas for learning. Staff were directed to the free MindEd resource to access learning courses to support their knowledge and understanding.
NHS collaborate with children and young people to improve their mental health services
A report entitled “Thrive: Healthy young minds” has been published, about the views of children and young people and their families/carers, concerning child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
CYP and family members/carers needed to evaluate proposed new model of care for CAMHS
Would you like to be part of the evaluation panels for the redesign of CAMHS services?
Time to Change
As part of the Children and Young People's mental health and wellbeing transformation we are committed to challenging preconceptions about mental health and ending mental health stigma. Therefore, we are proudly championing Time to Change and the social movement they have created over the last ten years.
School pupils put their mobiles to good use
Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria has rolled out an education programme, Digital Healthy Schools, for more than one thousand pupils in twenty secondary schools across the region. Through assemblies and hands-on workshops, pupils are encouraged to learn more about health conditions whilst exploring the topic of app development and app reviews in PHSE and science lessons.
Mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria to benefit from national funding
Local communities across Lancashire and South Cumbria are set to benefit from a major national investment aimed at supporting people at risk of suicide.