The design and implementation of an innovative youth mental health service in Norfolk
The Norfolk Youth Service is an innovative example of mental health transformation in the United Kingdom, comprising a pragmatic, assertive and ‘youth friendly’ service that transcends traditional service boundaries. The service was developed in collaboration with young people and partnership agencies and is based upon an engaging and inclusive ethos. The service is evidence-based, social-recovery oriented, and aims to satisfy recent policy guidance.
Young people aged 14-25 accessing mental health services in Norfolk.
Young people attempting to access mental health services in the United Kingdom often find traditional models of care outdated, rigid, inaccessible and unappealing. Policy recommendations, CLAHRC research and service user opinion suggested that reform was needed to reflect the needs of young people.