Children and young people (aged 0-25 years old)

Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group are dedicated to improving mental health services for children and young adults in the local area. 

Future in mind

The Department of Health and NHS England have produced a Future in mind document that looks at promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. With this in mind, the CCG has been working with local organisations to transform the local mental health services. 

The Future in mind document led to the Lancashire Children and Young Peoples Transformation Plan:

“We will work together with children and young people in Lancashire to support their mental health and wellbeing and give them the best start in life”

Eight Clinical Commissioning Groups across Lancashire are working together to produce a Pan Lancashire service provision for Children & Young People’s Resilience, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health to ensure timely, integrated and multi-disciplinary mental health services using NICE and other national guidance to develop evidence based, integrated pathways of care across partner organisations. This ensures effective assessment, treatment and support for patients and their families. 

Thrive modelCoping but recognising there is a problem that needs an intervention, such as prevention, advice or support or education regarding self-help.

Getting Help for mild to moderate eating disorders which could be associated with other mental health conditions, which could also be seen in primary care.

Getting More Help for moderate or severe eating disorder presentation or for people with physical or mental health comorbidities.

Getting Risk Support for complex presentations or where there is a risk to life or severe self-harm.

The principles of the THRIVE model (above) will be adopted in order to wrap services around children and young people. This will allow access to appropriate services at any given time without patients having to begin a new pathway each time they need help or support.

Over the next five years, the intention is to deliver on the principles of the THRIVE model, identifying how all agencies are required to work together to ensure the holistic emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Children and Young People are met. The model will develop a Single Point of Access across targeted and specialist mental health services through a multi-agency triage approach.

The Lancashire Children & Young People’s Resilience, Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Plan 2015-2020 will deliver against Future in Mind’s five key themes and will build on work already underway. The five key themes are:

  1. Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention.
  2. Improving access to effective support.
  3. Care for the most vulnerable.
  4. Accountability and transparency.
  5. Developing the workforce.

The plan aims to build a healthier, more productive and fairer society for Children & Young People and their families. This aims to build resilience, promote emotional wellbeing and mental health, and ensure equal access to the care and support they need, reducing health inequalities.

Locally, we are working closely with A&E, in-patient departments, schools, community services and voluntary services, focusing on perinatal, street triage, autism, self-harm, eating disorders and e-access to psychological services. 

The CCG are ensuring that we are consulting with all known groups across Lancashire and actively targeting people who may struggle to use our services, such as people with learning disabilities, mental health or behavioural conditions, BME communities and carers / young carers.