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Improving Children and Young People’s Mental Health

DepartmentEducation
Start date09/12/2019
End date31/01/2020
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments31/01/2020

About the consultation

This consultation aims to improve emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. This work is part of the commitment to Putting Children First and is being led by Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) working closely with Health and Community Services (HCS).

It is considering the whole emotional wellbeing and mental health pathway for children and young people including:

  • perinatal mental health support to mothers and families during pregnancy
  • early years family support
  • early intervention services in schools and the community
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and more acute services

We know from recent reviews such as the Assessment of Mental Health Services published in March 2019 by the Health & Social Security Panel, that we have an increasingly number of children and young people that need support for their emotional wellbeing and mental health. We also know that services aren’t always joined up and some specific areas, such as when a young person is transitioning to adult services, need development and improvement.

This is your opportunity to have your say about how you think the Government of Jersey can improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Over the next few months we will be finding out:

  • what is and isn’t currently working
  • opportunities for service redesign
  • any barriers to implementation

The Assessment of Mental Health Services Review told us that we need to work in co-production to design services. This means involving and engaging the community to jointly redesign services. 

This stage of the consultation is finding out which areas of redesign we should be focusing on and researching best practice, evidenced-based solutions that Jersey could learn from and adapt. 

What you tell us will help to inform decisions about how we create high-quality emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people. These new services will help to:

  • reduce stigma
  • prevent problems occurring
  • increase early access to help and support
  • ensure services are joined up
  • develop the best treatment and recovery options
  • improve crisis support and care of the most vulnerable

How to submit comments to the consultation

By completing the online surveys:

You can email CYPMentalHealth@gov.je 

You can request a meeting by emailing CYPMentalHealth@gov.je 

By writing to us:

Daniela Raffio
Programme Manager
Education Department
PO Box 142
Highlands Campus
Jersey
JE4 8QJ

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