MH:2K Central Lancashire: A youth-led approach to exploring mental health
Mental health conditions affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, with 75% of mental health problems in adult life, excluding dementia, starting before age eighteen. Given this, it is perhaps unsurprising that young people consistently identify mental health as a priority issue.
Lancaster's Places of Calm
Each A&E or urgent care on the Lancashire footprint received £37k which is a total £259k over seven sites. In May 2015, the Government announced that the Department of Health would be making up to £15 million in capital funding available to improve the provision, capacity and quality of health-based places of safety to better support people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. People in crisis situations will get the care they need in the most appropriate setting.
CAMHS redesign update
It’s a very exciting time in the world of THRIVE. After a significant period of planning the programme team are now at the point where each bit of the model is in the process of being finalised and presented for agreement to the Senior Leadership Teams across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Parent/Carer Engagement Sessions for Healthy Young Minds Website
The Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Programme requested the development of an inclusive website that meets the needs and requirements of all the target audiences, including children and young people, professionals and parents/carers and families. The intention was to build an interactive website that is easy to find and navigate and to provide a one-stop shop for everything linked to improving and maintaining children and young people’s (CYP) emotional wellbeing and mental health across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The website, called Healthy Young Minds, already has a functional professionals' section and work with children and young people has been undertaken to assess their requirements for their section of the website. Now, work on developing the parent/carer section of the website has also commenced.
Transformation Plan Refresh Survey Update
Each year the objectives and priorities for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan are refreshed to reflect progress from the previous year and to identify the objectives and priorities needed to bring the plan closer to fruition across Lancashire and South Cumbria in the upcoming year.
Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG areas launch national programme to promote children and young people’s mental health
Children struggling with mental health in Central Lancashire are to benefit from better services and support as a major national initiative was rolled out from January 2020.
DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund add £9m to the #iwill Fund
Additional funds of £9m have been made available for the #iwill Fund, a programme jointly funded by DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund to support youth-led social action programmes.
Trust’s Eating Disorder Services Rated Positively
The All Age Eating Disorder Services run by Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust recently scored positively in a national assessment carried out by the Quality Network for Community Child and Adolescent Mental health Services (QNCC).
Burnley primary care networks launch Children’s Resilience Project with Burnley Youth Theatre
Two local primary care networks (PCNs) have spearheaded a new project to help primary school children learn coping skills and deal with stress.
"ASK" workshops in Cumbria: Assessing for Suicide in Kids
Every Life Matters will be hosting two one-day “ASK” workshops during March to address suicide risk in children aged 5-14 giving participants appropriate strategies and support tools.
Get involved in the #iAmCampaign
#iAmCampaign is running until 9 February 2020 and you can get involved! The campaign aims to raise awareness, encourage positive behaviour change and give the young people of Blackpool confidence that their voice is heard.