Following a review by the Department of Health of Children and Adolescents Mental Health services nationwide, the government identified a number of areas that could be worked upon to improve the care patients receive as a whole, these areas include:
As a result of this a new service model has been launched in Oxford Health and with it a number of key changes to the way they run their services.
Each organisation has a Community In-Reach worker that work with children and young people that come in to their organisations who it is deemed would benefit from some light-touch Mental Health intervention using the expertise and advice of our CAMHS teams. This innovative partnership has proven massively successful so far and has helped to increase the reach to patients who are sometimes more difficult to get to; is helping to destigmatise mental health conditions, promotes early intervention and prevention and is improving joined up working and a whole system approach to the care of our Children and Young People. Not least helping to deal with the increase in referrals in to Mental Health Services.
The exception being Oxfordshire Youth who provide generic training to other organisations and professionals on mental health.
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