Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Taking Early Action
- 06 July 2017
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Royal National Hotel, London
More than 850,000 children and young people in the UK have a diagnosable mental health disorder and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. However, just the 7% of the total mental health budget is allocated to child & adolescent mental health services. Investing in services and support for young people at an early stage could not only reduce the care burden, but saves millions in future costs across the NHS, education, criminal justice and social care.
The Government’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce 2015 report, Future in Mind, made the case for a radical transformation of the design and delivery of support services. The report highlighted key aspirations for change such as improving public awareness and understanding of mental health; ensuring mental health support is more visible and easily accessible; and improving care for children and young people in crisis so they are treated in the right place at the right time and as close to home as possible.
Lack of integration between services is an obstruction for people with mental health problems. Three children in every classroom and 45% of children in care have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Mental health problems can lead to young people being disruptive, difficult, and withdrawn – how can services work together to ensure children and young people get the support they need? The Future in Mind report sets out how much can be achieved through the integration between the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, schools and other local services.
This event will bring together professionals from across the public sector to learn how to overcome the barriers that are preventing children and young people receiving the excellent mental health care they need. Join us at Children and Young People’s Mental Health: Promoting Integration and Early Intervention to explore a whole-system approach focused on prevention of mental ill health, early intervention and integration of services.
The promotion of good mental wellbeing and resilience is a journey that touches on a range
of services. The first step is to encourage a healthy pregnancy and a nurturing childhood by
supporting families to adopt and maintain behaviours that will lead to positive mental
health and wellbeing. Public Health England has recently developed an interactive tool to
help local commissioners and providers to plan their approach to perinatal and infant
mental health in their area.
By taking early action with children, young people and parents who may be at greater risk.
Providing a comprehensive overview of mental health from ages 0-25, the “Missed
Opportunities” report highlights that there is an average delay of a decade in children
receiving help. This decade of delay sees their problems multiply and get progressively
worse, eventually escalating into a crisis.
NICE compliant evidence-based parenting programmes, like Triple P, offer early
intervention and treatment approaches that help stop the spiral into high cost crisis care.
When deployed as a system Triple P provides dose-appropriate support for families across
an area, demonstrating population health benefits, driving collaboration between
stakeholders and easing pressure on waiting lists for CAMHS.
From challenging the knowledge and skills gap, to identifying new approaches and tackling
the funding gap, the team behind the child-first Worrinots app also ask “how can we
transition from mental health managers to mental health educators and preventers?”
The presentation will demonstrate how on line technology can be used positively to deliver
a whole school intervention to break a negative downward cycle in mental wellbeing in our
schools on a daily basis. How it can measurably build resilience, self-confidence and disrupt
the current model of dealing only with crisis.
This talk will outline the progress made since the government’s £1.25billion investment in
Local Transformation Plans, highlighting some of the great innovations that have emerged
so far, along with a view to the challenges ahead.
Evidence shows that interventions taking a whole school approach to wellbeing have a
positive impact in relation to both physical health and mental wellbeing outcomes. From
the government’s promise to invest £1.4bn to transform mental health support for children
and young people in England, a £3m pilot scheme was included destined to trial “single
points of contact for schools to ensure support is joined up and quickly available when
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Mental and physical health are intertwined. Having a mental health problem increases the
risk of physical ill health as well as children with physical health problems also need their
mental wellbeing and health supported.
DISCOVER is a new, evidence-based mental health programme, that is run in schools, to
help students who are highly stressed, and to build their resilience and confidence.
Designed in consultation with young people, DISCOVER is an award-winning, non
stigmatising approach for a wide range of student emotional and stress-related problems.
Whilst safeguarding is an obvious example of where social care and psychological services
need to work together, there are many examples of where they could work together, such
as parenting support and children in need. In Manchester, CCGs, Local Authorities and NHS
providers are working together to prepare for the devolution of health and social care
funding from April 2016 with the expectation of better-integrated health and social care
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