Preparing young people to leave Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with confidence

East of EnglandMental Health
Published Date: 1 May 2016

Preparing young people to leave Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with confidence.

What?

CLAHRC EoE researchers used creative, participatory approaches to co-devise a transition preparation programme with young people leaving CAMHS.

Who?

Eighteen young people attending and leaving CAMHS and 30 mental health practitioners from three NHS Foundation Trusts in Cambridgeshire/Peterborough, Hertfordshire and Norfolk/Suffolk.

Why?

Our previous CLAHRC study looked at the mental health of 17-year olds facing transition from child and adolescent care services. The small study suggested that young people would benefit from improved preparation1. In this study young people explored the details of transition preparation.