Meeting the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people
We know that care experienced young people report higher levels of concern about their mental health. We also know that they struggle to access the help that they need at the right time.
Care experienced young people often experience many challenges. These could include social isolation, financial hardship and problems with their housing, to name just a few. This places additional pressures on them and their health and also means that traditional services may not be available or appropriate for their needs.
Working with regional partners, Transformation Partners in Health and Care’s (TPHC) Mental Health Transformation programme has produced new resources help ensure that care experienced young people get the help and support they need across all services to support and maintain their overall mental wellbeing.
We have launched new guidance for integrated care boards and care leaving teams on supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of young people leaving care. An additional clinical review and practice guide for London on supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing needs of children in care is also available.
Click below to browse these guidance documents and for further resources.