CYP ‘Healthy Young Minds LSC’ on social media
Last week we launched a Facebook page to engage with children and young people, their families/carers and professionals across Lancashire and South Cumbria. We’ve also changed our Twitter name from @CYPEWMH1 to @HealthyYM_LSC to better reflect what our page is about, and link in with our brand, our website and our new Facebook page name. Please share our social media details through any channels that you can. Please like us on Facebook: LSC-Healthy-Young-Minds.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Commissioned by Lancashire County Council, the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership supports children and young people with low to medium-intensity mental health difficulties. Eleven agencies work in partnership to deliver a wide range of therapeutic support across the 12 Lancashire County Council Districts.
Mental Health and Wellbeing at The Rose School, Burnley
The Rose is a ‘special school’ for pupils aged 11-16 with significant social, emotional and mental health issues (SEMH). They provide permanent places for over 60 pupils, many of whom have been diagnosed with autism and ADHD. The pupils suffer from higher than normal levels of stress, aggression, anxiety and depression and a small number are known to frequently abuse drugs and alcohol; several are ‘looked after’ children.
NHS England funding
Funding has been approved from NHS England to implement specialist trauma informed clinical and safeguarding supervision in the Lancashire Youth Offending Teams (LYOT). This will benefit young people who are at most risk of receiving a custodial sentence.
Redesign of CYP services for mental health and emotional wellbeing
Following on from the first phase of co-production around the redesign of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), an evaluation session was held on Thursday 6 September at Moor Lane Mills in Lancaster. A presentation was given from the Care Partnership team to members of the evaluation panels about the proposed new model of care.
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?