Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services (FOI)
Transition from CAMHS to Adult Mental Health Services (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 15 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please can you tell me the number of young people transitioning from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services year-by-year for the last five years.
Please can you tell me the number of transitioning age that did not meet the threshold to be referred to Adult Mental Health Services year-by-year for the last five years and were referred elsewhere.
Please can you tell me how much money has been spend providing off-island placements for CAMHS service users year-by-year for the last five years.
The table below shows the number of clients successfully transitioning to Adult Mental Health Services from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Transitions are counted where the client is admitted to the adult service caseload within six months of leaving CAMHS and goes on to attend at least three appointments.
It is not possible to provide the figures requested within the timeframe allowed by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 Regulations, as the information is not held centrally.
The majority of young people turning 18 and needing transition to adult services may be supported to access various services to manage their mental wellbeing including GP, Youth Enquiry Service, Recovery College, Jersey Talking Therapies, JET, MIND Jersey and so on.
It is not possible to provide the costs for 2014 and 2015 within the timeframe as the system for collecting the data has changed since then. Costs for 2016 to 2018 are provided in the table below:
Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.