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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

Mental Health Zone | What should the 0-25 model of children and young people’s mental health services look like?

19th June, 10:30-11:30am  |  Exhibition Hall


Chair: Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be.

The provision of mental health services for children and young people is an ongoing priority given the increasing prevalence of mental health issues in this age group. Children and young people’s mental health services often only cover 5-18-year olds, which often leaves under 5s and over 18s with limited access to services. This is particularly the case for 18-25s as this age group has a higher prevalence of mental disorder and we know they experience problems transitioning into adult mental health services.

The NHS Long Term Plan aims to create a comprehensive offer to 0-25-year olds that reaches across mental health services for children, young people and adults. Moving to a 0-25-year-old offer is not without its challenges and this session will discuss the issues that need to be addressed from both a commissioning and provider perspective and give examples of good work already in progress.