NHS England have asked the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) to develop a general children and young people’s mental health pathway. NCCMH are recruiting members of the Expert Reference Groups for the programme and the process is closing this Friday. They need to get the strongest possible field across health, education and social care.
Please see the below notice if you’re interested in getting involved:
As you may be aware, NHS England has commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health to develop a new care pathway for children and young people’s mental health. The pathway will set out the best evidence-based approaches for helping children and young people who need mental health support, and will recommend maximum waiting times for treatment.
The application process to join the Expert Reference Groups who will devise the pathway is now open, and we are extending the closing deadline to 19 August.
Why does this matter?
Members of the Expert Reference Groups will be answering questions such as:
- What are the best, evidence based ways to help children and young people with mental health and wellbeing needs?
- How should professionals and organisations work together to help children and young people’s mental health?
- How long should waiting times be for treatment?
This is an opportunity to shape the way children and young people’s mental health services are delivered.
Who should apply?
NCCMH are looking for applications from individuals including:
- People with experience of using children and young people’s mental health services
- Parents and carers of a children or young person who has accessed mental health services
- mental health clinicians
- mental health service managers
- mental health commissioners
- senior children’s service managers
- teachers/ head teachers
- school nurses
We would encourage all those interested to look at the NCCMH site and apply here