The Wolverhampton CAMHS Local Transformation Plan (2015-2020) was developed by Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group along with our partners in response to the publication of Future in Mind - promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (report of the government's Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce in 2015). The vision of the original plan was to use the additional Future in Mind funding to transform mental health services for children and young people in Wolverhampton by building capacity and capability at critical points across the system so that by 2021 it was easy to see the progress made in closing the gap in services provided and ensuring sustainable improvements in mental health outcomes for children and young people in Wolverhampton.
Whilst progress continues to be made in many areas identified in the original plan, there is still a distance to travel to ensure that children and young people in Wolverhampton are able to access the Emotional Mental Health and Wellbeing services as well as specialist CAMHs that they require and at the appropriate time.
This refreshed plan aims to provide the narrative around the distance we continue to travel, current services and work still to be undertaken taking into account priorities set out in the most recent Long Term Plan. It will articulate impacts and outcomes of additional funding, challenges which still present areas of concern within the system and actions to be taken to mitigate against them. The refreshed plan can be accessed via the link below.