Tools for services or commissioners

Practical tools and guidance to help improve 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 Guidance for commissioners of mental health services for young people making the transition from child and adolescent to adult services

    This guide describes what ‘good’ looks like for a modern transitions service from child and adolescent mental health services(CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). If should be of value to Clinical Commissioning Groups (as they will be commissioning secondary services) and the NHS Board, as some patients in CAMHS Tier 4 will be affected.

    Publisher: Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health
    Published Date: 07/02/2012

  • 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 Pathways to effective transition: young people's mental health (e-learning resources for professionals)

    A resource for those working with young adults or training other colleagues. Two modules take users through the developmental and clinical issues for young people approaching transition, and help professionals design systems to improve the transitions process.

    Publisher: OCBMedia
    Published Date: 06/05/2011

  • Website Self Assessment Tool: young people's mental health transitions

    Self assessment tool for service providers and commissioners of both CAMHS and adult mental health services (AMHS) to help them assess how good their current transitions planning is and identify what steps they need to take to improve.

    Publisher: Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) and Cernis
    Published Date: 30/03/2011

  • 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 Planning mental health services for young adults - improving transition: a resource for health and social care commissioners

    A guide to help health and social care commissioners of both CAMHS and AMHS understand the importance of good transitions and how to translate this into positive action through contracting arrangements and commissioning tools such as CQUIN.

    Publisher: National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU)
    Published Date: 17/02/2011

  • Website Managing the transitions from adolescent psychiatric in-patient care: toolkit

    This project looked at the transitional planning for young people leaving adolescent psychiatric in-patient settings. The aim of the project was to highlight the issues and needs of young people in those settings and identify ways to improve transitional planning. This toolkit was designed as a result of the project. It does not attempt to cover the very specific needs of young people in psychiatric care who have learning difficulties or disabilities. Nonetheless, some of the messages and materials may be relevant for these young people too.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau
    Published Date: 10/12/2008

  • Website CAMHS to adult transition: HASCAS tools for transition: self assessment checklist

    This checklist was produced by the Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS) as part of suite of tools for child and adolescent health services (CAMHS) on transition to adult mental health services.

    Publisher: Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS)
    Published Date: 23/05/2006

  • Website CAMHS to adult transition: HASCAS tools for transition: the bookshelf annotated bibliography

    This bibliography was produced by the Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS) to help child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) plan for transition to adult services.

    Publisher: Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS)
    Published Date: 23/05/2006

  • Website CAMHS to adult transition: HASCAS tools for transition: a literature review for informed practice

    This literature review was produced by the Health and Social Advisory Services (HASCAS) as part of its tools for transition guides for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

    Publisher: Health and Social Care Advisory Service (HASCAS)
    Published Date: 23/05/2006


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