TRANSFORMING SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING
Each CCG within England is required to submit a transformation plan to outline how they are meeting the recommendations within Future in Mind. These plans are refreshed every year. Morecambe Bay CCG is represented in two local transformation plans: the Lancashire Transformation Plan and the Cumbria Transformation Plan.
Transformation plans support local implementation of the national ambition and principles set out in the Future in Mind guidance – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. You can access an easy read version of the document here.
The local transformation plans detail the work underway to improve the resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, making it easier for them and their families to access help and support when they need it and improving the standard of mental health services locally.
The plans are informed by consultation with children, young people and families and based on comprehensive identification of needs and evidence-based practice as well as a clear understanding of the local context. The plans aim to promote good emotional wellbeing and prevention of mental ill-health through early intervention, care and recovery.
The 2019 Lancashire and South Cumbria refreshed Local Transformation Plan and Summary are available below:
HEALTHY YOUNG MINDS
Healthy Young Minds was formed from the Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Programme, which was established to deliver a five-year programme of transformation work across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The programme brings multiple organisations together to work on improving the support that is available and involves eight CCGs, four Local Authorities, four NHS Trusts, hundreds of schools, a wide-ranging third sector, primary care, community services and various children and young people’s support services and groups.
The overarching aims for the Transformation Programme is to improve the resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, making it easier for them, their families and the professionals who work with them to access advice, help and support when they need it and to improve the standard of mental health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
You can find out more about the programme and how to get involved here
NHS Funded Providers of Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health services across Lancashire and South Cumbria (The Care Partnership) are working together with children, young people and their families to co-produce a design for future services for children and adolescents aged 0-19, in line with the THRIVE conceptual model.
You can find the project updates here
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TEAMS
Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been successful in their bid to be awarded a trailblazer initiative by NHS England which will see the implementation of Mental Health Support Teams in schools.
Enough funding has been secured for two teams in the Morecambe Bay area, one will cover Morecambe and Heysham and the other one will cover Barrow.
These teams will provide early intervention on mild to moderate mental health issues, such as exam stress, behavioural difficulties or friendship issues, as well as providing support to staff within a school and college setting.
They will act as a link with local children and young people’s mental health services and be supervised by NHS staff. Read more
You can find out the latest updates on the progress of this project here
New Social Care and Support Guide
The new social care and support guide on the NHS website is for people who might need social care services, their families and carers. It helps them to understand their options and access the care they need. For information about children’s services please visit the Children and Young People's Services page on the NHS website.