Why is the mental health of young people such a key priority?
The mental well-being of children and young people is important to us all. For young people themselves, good mental health means that they can get the best out of their life, including their education, their friendships and their family. For society, having young people with good mental well-being gives us a firm foundation on which communities can grow and thrive.
This means that the way we provide Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is really important. If we make these services as good as we can, then everyone benefits.
Bracknell and Ascot CCG, Slough CCG and Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG work collaboratively with the unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest Council, Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
The Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Health and Wellbeing Boards welcome the opportunity provided by the requirement to produce Local Transformation Plans to work together collaboratively to implement real improvements through the development of local plans for children and young people, living and developing in Ascot, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor.
- No child or young person will have a preventable mental health issue
- If they do, they will not wait to get the effective help they need
For more information about the transformation plans, please click here.
The CAMHS Transformation Refresh document will be published on the CCG websites by the end of November. This document will up-date on Local Area achievements to date on the Transformation Plans since October 2015, together with next steps.
Mental Health – A guide for parents
Bracknell Forest Council have produced a parents’ guide aimed at parents and carers of children and young people.