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Children and young people meeting - 20th May 2015
A meeting report is now available
Roundtable discussion gave the opportunity to share updates and challenges and to discuss recent developments in the sector. We then heard from a speaker:
Mental health services for young people - presentation here
Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people's information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). Barbara Rayment, Director of Youth Access, provided a brief overview of what has been happening to MHS provision and young people’s services over the past 5 years, including an update on London’s VCS youth counselling provision. She also outlined the main proposals of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce.
Links to reports and resources referenced in the meeting:
- The Taskforce main and Task and Finish Group reports: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-mental-health-services-for-young-people
- The online training resource on CYP mental health called MindEd: https://www.minded.org.uk/
- A briefing on research Youth Access have undertaken with UCL that links young people’s social welfare issues to mental health can be found here. There are various other reports and resources that people can also look at on the Youth Access website.
A full meeting summary can be found here. This topic will be discussed in more depth in a future meeting.