Flexible services must support vulnerable young people into adult mental healthcare

10 July 2018

 

Responding, the deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

“We welcome the sensible recommendations from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

“Children and adolescent mental health services have for too long been seen as a Cinderella service. Too many vulnerable young people fall through the cracks as they transition to adult services. We agree with the HSIB that improving access to mental health services for young people and meeting the commitments of the FYFV for mental health must be a priority within the upcoming ten-year plan.

It is vital that access to services is flexible and ensures that young people and their families have involvement and a say in their treatment.

Saffron Cordery    

“Young people who need mental healthcare rely on a range of services working together. It is vital that access to services is flexible and ensures that young people and their families have involvement and a say in their treatment.

“Demand on services is rapidly growing. Success will depend on having the right staffing mix, and that funding earmarked for these services makes it to the front line.”

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