Mental health transitions: an integrated practice example
What is the video about?
The film is about the integrated Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust. The challenge is to improve transition when young people are no longer eligible for services from the child and adolescent mental health team at the age of 16. Young people were getting lost in the gap between services and many were not accessing services. The aim of creating special new services is to decrease the anxiety of young people and their families and to improve the transition. Services managed by health include a transition clinic, whilst social services run a peer support group and a drop-in counselling service. Staff and young people talk about the ways in which these new services are of benefit.
This film is a stand alone version of the second part of Transition from child and adolescent to adult mental services: a young person's perspective.
Messages for practice
The right support makes the difference. This includes:
- Developing services that are flexible and welcoming to young people.
- Making sure that young people have access to a designated lead professional.
- Effective collaborative work between services.
Who will find this useful?
Policy leads, managers and other staff in adult and child and adolescent mental health services