August 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm
Bristol CCG have co-produced a directory of mental health services for children and young people in Bristol.
The directory aims to serve as a “single ‘go to’ place for information about children and young people’s emotional health in Bristol.”
Bristol CCG notes in its publication: “It provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health information, including:
• Clear, accurate information about support and services available in Bristol
• Information about a range of common mental health problems such as anxiety and stress
• Self-help tools and information including downloadable resources.”
It has been developed as part of a “five year transformation plan” for children and young people’s mental health services, which is taking place after the publication of the government’s report Future In Mind.
Future In Mind
This follows on from the government’s 2015 report Future In Mind, which called for changes in the way future services are delivered.
The report covers five themes:
- Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
- Improving access to effective support – a system without tiers
- Care for the most vulnerable
- Accountability and transparency
- Developing the workforce
Locally this has seen changes to mental health services in Bristol, however whether the effects of these changes will lead to long-lasting improvements for Bristol’s children and young people remains to be seen, with recent reports noted that Eating Disorder Services for children and young people are under huge pressure, with only 18% seen within the four week target time compared with a national average of 75%.
Links to the Directory and further information about Bristol’s Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing Plan can be found below.
August 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm | News | No comment