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North West London: Transitioning From Child To Adult Mental Health Services

We are working with North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Group to help support the transitions process. We need you to tell us what you think.

The project

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) support ends when a young person turns 18. After that, young people are either discharged and under the care of their GP, or they are moved on to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS). The transition from CAMHS to AMHS can be difficult. We are working with North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Group to help support the transitions process. We need you to tell us what you think. We will use your feedback to design training for professionals that will improve the support that young people using CAMHS get when they turn 18.

Communities of Practice

One of our main findings has been around the concern of communication across the field of those involved in transitions or care after CAMHS. We are therefore inviting any professional within Central North West London and West London Mental Health Trust, working at any level within CAMHS, AMHS, Primary Care and Education to contribute their thoughts, ideas and experiences of transitions so far in order to influence and guide this initiative going forward.

What to expect from the session?

Community of Practice is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to improve their practice by sharing their valuable experience. Our YoungMinds professionals will guide professionals through an agenda to help collate your insights and gain feedback on draft resources.

How to get involved

To find out more or if you would like to sign up to any of the upcoming Community of Practice meetings, please register your interest by emailing [email protected]

Free training in North West London

We will also be offering training for up to 320 people from the local system. These ‘train the trainer’ training sessions seek to significantly improve the experiences of children and young people transitioning into adult services in the following boroughs:

  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon
  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Brent
  • City of Westminster
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Hammersmith & Fulham

Participants from other boroughs are also welcome. To register your interest for this training, please email [email protected] 

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