Future in Mind Declaration
Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Future in mind is a government report that sets out the case for change in delivery of mental health services for children and young people. It makes recommendations around improving early intervention and prevention; simplifying structures and improving access; sustaining a culture of evidence-based service improvements; and better joining up of services.
NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working together with local partners across the NHS, local authority public health, children’s services, education and youth justice sectors and voluntary and community sectors to develop Local Transformation Plans for delivering improvements in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Northamptonshire over the next five years.
The CCG will take guidance and approval from NHS England Specialised Commissioning and the local Health and Wellbeing Board in developing a vision for the future - to ensure that every child or young person gets the help they need when and where they need it.
Northamptonshire’s Transformation Plans
In October 2018 following collaboration with other local organisations we submitted a refresh of the Local Future in Mind Transformation Plan and following feedback and approval from NHS England.
The Transformation Plan is in the process of undergoing review and sign off from the Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board, which is expected to take place in November 2018. It will also be presented to the Board’s Prevention Concordat in January 2019.
We are continuing to deliver against our 2018/19 Transformation plan and currently have a pathway that delivers a full range of services to the C&YP with mental and emotional health and wellbeing needs. The next phase for 2019/20 and beyond is to:
- Ensure systems are fully embedded into practice
- Develop a consultancy model with the Office of the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner which supports work on Adverse Childhood Events
- Explore options for delivering a local CAMHS hub / crisis cafés as an alternative to A&E
- Introduce a service for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for young people from the age of 16
- Continue to engage with all partners to facilitate collaborative working to ensure children and young people have seamless and timely access to a full range of appropriate services to meet their needs.
These will contribute towards fewer unplanned admissions, avoidance of out of area placements, reduction in length of stay, providing an alternative to inpatient admission, fewer children and young people presenting in crisis, and improvement in the experience of children and young people and their families, as well as clinical outcomes.