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Future in Mind

Published: 22/12/2015

Future in Mind

A national Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce was established in September 2014 to consider ways to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed.

It also aims to improve how children and young people's mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.

The final report Future in Mind - promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people's mental health and wellbeing - was published by the government in March 2015.

The report sets out the challenges and a clear national ambition to transform the design and delivery of services for children and young people.

These proposals include promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention; improving access to effective support; care for the most vulnerable and developing the Children and Young Person's workforce.

A view is underway in Portsmouth focusing on how services are provided to children, young people and their families across the city and £2m worth of funding has been secured, which over the next five years which will be used to transform service provision.

To visit the Future in Mind website, click here.

To read reports of the work of the Children and Young Person's Mental Health taskforce on the Department of Health webpage, click here.

To read a blog by Martin McShane, NHS England's Director for Patients with Long Term Conditions and co-chair of the taskforce, click here.

You can view an easy read version of the Future in Mind document here and read the full document here.

Next steps and how to get involved

Plans will be developed by the summer of 2016 after consultation with children, young people, parents and carers. Views on how you feel support could be provided and how you would like to access it are welcomed- you can give us your feedback by completing one of the following short surveys:

* IF you are a young person (0-19 years) - click here

* IF you are a parent/carer - click here

Or you can email your views to

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