At this time of year, the Children and Young Peoples Emotional Health and Well Being Local Transformation Plan (LTP) is usually updated and published on the CCG and Local Authority Websites.

The Local Transformation Plan provides information about Children and Young Peoples Mental Health and Emotional Health and wellbeing services.  The plan is usually updated every year but this year we have decided not to update it.  Work is still ongoing with the current plan however it will change significantly in the early part of 2020.

In June 2020 we will be publishing a Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Emotional health and Wellbeing Mental Health (MH) strategy along with an implementation plan that will describe an ambitious programme of change that is due to happen between 2020 and 2024.

Some of the “must do” developments going in to 2020 are to develop:

Mental Health Teams for Schools – these teams will support pupils, teachers and families around mental health and emotional wellbeing.  The teams will be part of early help for children and young people in educational settings.

Crisis Home Treatment Teams – will provide treatment at home for children and young people in mental health crisis.  The teams will be able to work with children and young people in their homes and be able to visit up to three times a day.  This will mean that fewer young people end up in hospital.

All age Psychiatric Liaison Service – these teams provide mental health expertise in Poole hospital, Bournemouth hospital and Dorset County hospital and are available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.  The service is for anyone who attends the emergency departments and appears to have a mental health concern.  The team will assess and provide some treatments or provide a referral to the right mental health service.

In addition to the above there are things that we would like to develop but want to work with children and young people, families, staff and other stakeholders to develop these plans and these will be included in the strategy to be published in June 2020.