Policy and guidance

Current policy and statutory guidance affecting mental health transitions planning.

  • Website Making integration a reality. Part 2: Developing effective holistic services for young people

    A briefing for health and local authority commissioners providing guidance on how to develop joined-up service models for young people in transition that can provide co-ordinated support on health, mental health, social welfare, personal and practical issues.

    Publisher: Youth Access
    Published Date: 06/05/2014

  • Website Care leaver strategy: a cross-departmental strategy for young people leaving care

    This is a cross-departmental strategy document that sets out in one place the steps the government is taking - from housing to health services, from the justice system to educational institutions - to support care leavers to live independently once they have left their placement.

    Publisher: Department for Education (DfE)
    Published Date: 29/10/2013

  • Website Mental health service transitions for young people

    This guide is for all staff working with young people with mental health problems who need to move from one service to another that is, to make a 'transition'. It includes underlying principles, information about making services accessible and easy to use, transition planning and practice, working together, and performance management and monitoring: all key areas where improvements will make a real difference to the lives of young people, their families and carers. The guide is based on research and practice knowledge from a SCIE practice enquiry and a research briefing.

    Publisher: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
    Published Date: 28/11/2011

  • Website Transitions in mental health care: a guide for health and social care professionals

    A guide to the legal framework written by lawyers and professionals. It is aimed at any professional working with young people in transition from CAMHS and brings together a complex array of legislation, guidance and policy, illustrated with case studies.

    Publisher: YoungMinds
    Published Date: 17/02/2011

  • Website No health without mental health: a cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages

    This strategy sets out six shared objectives to improve the mental health and well-being of the nation, and to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems through high quality services. It supports the Government's aim of achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health. The interconnections between mental health, housing, employment, and the criminal justice system are stressed.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 02/02/2011

  • Website Disability equality: fulfilling duties for young people in transition

    National Transition Support Team (NTST) with support from Scope have published this information leaflet which focuses on what local authorities and their partners can do to ensure they are taking positive action to fulfil their duties to disabled young people under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) during the transition to adulthood.

    Publisher: National Transition Support Team (NTST)
    Published Date: 25/08/2010

  • Website Young adults with ADHD: an analysis of their service needs on transfer to adult services

    The recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines highlight the need to provide transition services for young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who have continuing impairment. The need for services for adults with ADHD is also recognised. The study confirms and refines the nature of this need in the local population. Young people with mental health problems in addition to their ADHD will need support from adult mental health services. However, a significant group of young adults are likely to be managed well by specialist nurses working with GPs in a primary care setting or adult mental health.

    Publisher: Archives of Disease in Childhood (BMJ)
    Published Date: 08/06/2010

  • Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and young people in transition

    MCA is not just for adults with mental health problems. MCA applies to young people 16+ with capacity issues. This powerpoint presentation outines the issues.

    Published Date: 25/06/2007

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