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Care partnership aims to improve CAMHS services 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.
CancerCare wins award for acting on views of young people
Listening to young people and acting on their ideas has earned CancerCare North Lancashire and South Cumbria a special award. The charity has won an ‘Investing in Children’ award for its pioneering work with young people. Young people who are part of CancerCare’s ‘Refresh’ youth project met with Eleanor Seed from Investing in Children (IiC). Eleanor, a project manager with IiC, was so impressed with the work that the young people and CancerCare had done that she gave the charity the Investing in Children award that same day.
Digital Pioneers Scheme
The Digital Pioneers Scheme with Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Partnership has begun. This will involve a feasibility study into the development of a self-care app/digital platform for men aged 18-25 years.
Avoiding Admissions – The Together Workshops
We are delighted that delivery has now commenced for the Together Workshops across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Co-produced with families across the Integrated Care System (ICS), successful workshops have been delivered by The Birchwood Centre in West Lancashire and Walney Community Trust in Barrow-in-Furness. 22 people attended, supporting a number of young people to manage their daily mental health challenges.
The redesign of CAMHS services for children and adolescents aged 0-19
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.
AMBIT training now available from our own trained instructors
33 front line practitioners have now been trained as AMBIT instructors across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The five day instructor training was provided by the Anna Freud Centre and every practitioner trained has committed to provide four training sessions for other frontline staff during the year.
Evaluation Panel Opportunities
As the CAMHS redesign progresses we are starting to arrange panels to evaluate the proposed changes as a result of the redesign. We are in early stages of planning but want to share the opportunity for people to be involved. We are keen for children and young people to evaluate the proposed changes and have their say, so any child or young person can get involved, whether they have used CAMHS services or not. We will also be recruiting for panel members on the carers and family members’ panel as well as third sector and faith members.