What is Future in Mind?
Future in Mind is a report which outlines a number of recommendations for every Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to work towards in order to transform the way child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are being delivered.
It has been reported that around 75% of adults with mental health conditions experience symptoms before the age of 18. However, in some parts of the country, as few as one in four children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition are being reached.
Future in Mind is about how we need to set about tackling the problems to create a system that brings together the potential of wider stakeholders including local authorities, schools, social care, the NHS, the voluntary sector, parents and most importantly children and young people.
- promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
- improving access to effective support
- care for the most vulnerable
- accountability and transparency
- developing the workforce
Morecambe Bay CCG are currently leading on a piece of work on behalf of the Integrated Care System (ICS) around ‘Getting Risk Support’.
As detailed above we are working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to transform emotional wellbeing and mental health (EWBMH) for children and young people. We have a number of key programmes of work already underway including:-
- The co-production of a new model of NHS-funded services with service users, carers, providers, commissioners and wider stakeholders – known as “CAMHS Redesign”
- Joint work across our organisations to define our “complementary offer” including all the other (non-NHS funded) EWBMH provision for children and young people
Our aim is to implement a THRIVE approach across Lancashire and South Cumbria, with all our organisations working in partnership to support children and young people to stay healthy and to get quick access to the right support when they need it. The THRIVE approach has four quadrants : Getting Advice; Getting Help; Getting More Help; and Getting Risk Support.
We are now starting work with all four local authorities to agree what we mean by ‘Getting Risk Support’ and to develop joint ways of working. This quadrant is about some of our most complex children and young people; those who often seem to fall through the net between our services and for whom it is often hard to find solutions. This group includes those children and young people who are currently unable to benefit from evidence-based treatment but remain a significant concern or risk, including those who routinely go into crisis or don’t make use of help. The focus of ‘Getting Risk Support’ is a multi-agency approach - having joint processes to share and manage risk and to support each other.
We are currently holding a series of engagement events across Lancashire and South Cumbria to cover the four local authority areas: -
24th January – Blackburn with Darwen
25th January – Blackpool
31st January – Lancashire
8th February – South Cumbria
Stakeholders from a range of organisations across health, social care, third sector and police have been invited to attend. Each event incorporates workshop activities with children and young people, parent representatives and groups so that that they have the opportunity to share their experiences of ‘Getting Risk Support’ and to begin the process of co-producing the model.
From mid-February we hope to be in a position to do some more detailed co-production and service modelling.
Read more about the work being done for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in our Transformation Plans.