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The Youth Mental Health Network (YMHN) is driven and made up of a range of individuals and groups that are passionate about improving the mental health of young people, regardless of their background. ...

The Youth Mental Health Network (YMHN) is driven and made up of a range of individuals and groups that are passionate about improving the mental health of young people, regardless of their background.

The Youth Mental Health Network's vision is to improve the provision of youth mental health services by harnessing and fostering commitment to evidence based youth mental health services, in their various forms.

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  • Mathers 1999 – Australian data
  • Less Speculation, More Fact.
  • It is hard to ask for helpSometimes they don’t realise that they need helpThey value knowing what different agencies have to offerThey don’t want to be judgedThey want to feel part of the solution not part of the problemThey want teachers and other adults to be able to recognise a problem and help them get helpThey want to be able to trust the people who are helping themThey want information in a language that they understandThey want to be involvedThey want services close to homeThey want services they don’t have to be ‘referred’ toFrom YoungMinds Better Outcomes New Delivery (BOND) http://www.youngminds.org.uk/training_services/bond_voluntary_sector
  • Adapted from YoungMinds Better Outcomes New Delivery http://www.youngminds.org.uk/training_services/bond_voluntary_sector

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  • Working together to Improve the Mental Health of Young People
  • Disease Burden across Age
  • The Youth Mental Health Network is led by young people, families, researchers, clinicians & strategists in support for evidence based service provision for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • We need to challenge & support services to deliver better services for young people... Dr Katrina Lake Dr Rick Fraser We need to connect & mobilize grassroots & strategic networks to commit to youth mental health…
  • Not top-down. Group driven.
  • Mental Health Health care Social care Housing Education Criminal justice NHS Local Authority DfE MoJ Benefits Employment DWP Firms Third sector Income CVOs AllMortality Individual Genes Family Income Employment Resilience Trauma Physical Env Events Chance Each of these links is evidence-based
  • Economic Evaluation Of Services for 14-25 Year Olds
  • Birmingham - YouthSpace Surrey’s Mindful ServicePlymouth –The Zone Sussex YMH Pilot CYP Health Needs Assessment Tool Ireland– Get on Board Kent YMH Pilot Norfolk & Suffolk YMH Pilot The National Picture – Just some of the Developments in YMH
  • Youth Mental Health Network On Twitter @Time4Recovery
  • Outcomes 2012 -2013 • A young persons mental health & wellbeing Survey to elicit views on their needs & aspirations in Kent; • Young people now training clinicians, managers across CYPS mental health workforce in Surrey; • Young people trained to be CAMHS Youth Advisors in apprenticeship roles; • Economic Evaluation by London School of Economics to determine economic impact of youth mental health; • Five youth mental health workshops/conferences a attended by 300 attendants from Surrey, Sussex & Kent; • Developed ‘My Journey’ Youth Mental Health Mobile App;
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/diloz/5023417436 MY Journey Mobile App
  •  Appropriate and accessible services  To be valued  Not to be judged or stigmatised  Recognition of what they want and need  Involvement  Choice  Simple care pathways “No decision about me without me” What do children & young people tell us that they want?
  • Sharing videos about youth mental health.
  • Young Person FAMILY SCHOOL PROVIDER FUNDINGNEED COMMISSIONING Connecting the Dots
  • Thank you
  • 1. How is your organization currently engaging children and young people in service improvement? 2. To what degree are these initiatives designed with the aim of improving the experience of young people? 3. To what degree is the service designed to improve clinical outcomes for young people? 4. What would be helpful, in your view, in terms of local and national-level activity to support providers of mental health services to improve youth mental health?