Supporting emotional wellbeing and mental health
We want to give all children and young people the best chance of a happy and healthy life. Their emotional wellbeing and mental health is fundamental to this ambition.
To improve the mental health of all children and young people we are providing support for local areas to:
- commission services that promote children and young people’s emotional wellbeing
- ensure partnership working between multi-agency services to promote the mental health of all children and young people
- provide access to mental health care for all children, young people and their families.
Multi-agency service provision is at the heart of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). The term embraces all those services that contribute to the mental health care of children and young people whether provided by health, education or social services, or by other agencies.
The DCSF is funding Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS), a three-year pathfinder programme aimed at supporting the development of innovative models of therapeutic and holistic mental health support in schools for children and young people aged 5 to 13 at risk of, and/or experiencing, mental health problems, and their families.
The mental health and psychological wellbeing of children and young people is one of the 11 standards of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (the Children’s NSF).
Download the contents of this page: as a Word Document
Last updated on 07/01/2010