Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan 2015-20
This document sets out the Five-year Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees, in line with the national ambition and principles set out in Future in Mind – Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
A requirement of Future in Mind is for areas to develop a local plan focused on improving access to help and support when needed and improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided. In response, the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan 2015-20 has been developed. As this document incorporates Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); it should be seen as the local ‘CAMHS strategy’.
What is the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan?
The transformation plan provides a framework to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all children and young people across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. The aim of the plan is to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed and to improve mental health services for children and young people. The plan sets out a shared vision, high level objectives, and an action plan which takes into consideration specific areas of focus for local authority areas. Successful implementation of the plan will result in the following outcomes:
- An improvement in the emotional well-being and mental health of all children and young people;
- Multi-agency approaches to working in partnership, promoting the mental health of all children and young people, providing early intervention and also meeting the needs of children and young people with established or complex problems;
- All children, young people and their families will have access to mental health care based upon the best available evidence and provided by staff with an appropriate range of skills and competencies.
Principal Educational Psychologist
Child & Adult Services, Hartlepool Borough Council