New Lancashire and South Cumbria Neurodevelopmental Diagnostic and Assessment Pathway
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Inspection in Lancashire took place in November 2017. One of the significant areas of concern raised was that ‘ASD diagnostic pathways across Lancashire are of very poor quality’.
Lancashire Emotional Health in School Services (LEHSS) Update
Dr. Richard Slinger, Consultant Clinical Psychologist for LEHSS, has given us an update into what their work entails:
Get involved in the Prince’s Trust Programme
The Prince’s Trust is starting a new programme in February 2020 and they are looking for Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET)16-25 year olds to take part. The Team Programme is a full-time personal development course that is run in Lancaster and Morecambe by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. Read what Laura Canning, a young person who is about to successfully complete the 12-week Prince’s Trust Team Programme, has to say about her experience:
Nine topic pages receive positive feedback from education professionals
The communications and engagement team for the Transformation Programme have been undertaking face to face engagement with groups of professionals, including mental health champions and learning mentors, across Lancashire and South Cumbria to gather feedback on the first nine topic pages to be launched on the Healthy Young Minds (HYM) website: https://www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/information/professionals. The pages have been well received, with some professionals already telling us that the resources they found on the webpages have assisted them in their role with supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
CAMHS Office Filming Update
The project is still in the editing stages of producing a short video of a tour of Fylde Coast CAMHS for children and young people attending appointments there. The young people at Entwined Minds have now recorded the voiceover for the film and are looking forward to sharing the completed project with you in the New Year.
Eating Disorder Service Review
To support service improvements and development of the community eating disorder services in line with the eating disorder guidance for children, young people and their families, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust recently had a peer-review visit from the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ ‘Quality Improvement Network for Community Eating Disorder Services for Children, Young People and their Families’ (QNCC-ED).
West Lancashire schools to benefit from new emotional wellbeing initiative
Funding has been agreed by the West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group for a new and exciting initiative. It will form part of Lancashire and South Cumbria’s transformation of children and young people’s emotional wellbeing services.
Two New Primary Mental Health Workers in Fylde and Wyre
The team has recently welcomed two new additions who will work primarily in Fylde and Wyre. Joanne Collins and Lucy Fennucci are the new Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) who will be the link in with schools across the area.
New Mental Health Support Teams in Morecambe, Furness and Blackburn with Darwen
In 2020, training will commence for four new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). During the first year, teams will initially start working with a small number of schools whilst training is completed. In the fullness of time, the project has the potential to reach over 80 schools and colleges, supporting in excess of 32,000 children and young people across Morecambe, Furness and Blackburn with Darwen.
URPotential announce their fourth LGBT Youth Fest
After last year’s success, URPotential have announced their 4th LGBT Youth Fest will once again take place across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.
The NHS Youth Forum are recruiting for young people to join a unique and exciting project!
The NHS Youth Forum is looking for a diverse range of young people from across the health participation sector to join them for a unique and exciting short term project from November 2019 to March 2019.