Following on from the Government’s recently published green paper from December 2017 and the current consultation taking place to transform mental health provision for children and young people, this forum looks to consider the pathways that lie ahead in delivering a more timely, consistent and specialist service in mental health provision.
With proposals that include the creation of new mental health workforce teams in local communities, a designated lead in education settings, this forum brings together key voices and stakeholders in the field in how to bring about these changes effectively. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss how provision can be better connected, signposted and developed collectively by all services involved, in providing mental health support and care to children and young people.
The forum will also provide an opportunity to look at the roadmap for key stakeholders involved in the provision of mental health support services from early intervention services, NHS staff to education settings. Attention will also draw upon the NHS’s Five Year Forward Plan on Mental Health and where we are now more than two years on, in particular reference to building simpler and quicker pathways for mental health issues to be addressed early on, much as possible.