The Kent Local Transformation Plan for Children, Young People and Young Adults’ Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health has been developed by colleagues at Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group and Kent County Council.
We have looked at local and county-wide needs, as well as service provision and good practice, and have developed a new system which puts children, young people and young adults at the heart of services.
The plan draws on the voice of the child, families and professionals and articulates how we will move towards a future where how we see and respond to the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our whole population is improved.
Our Local Transformation Plan sets out how we will meet the challenge and commits to systemic change which cuts across organisational and geographic boundaries.
The key areas of transformation in our 2019 Local Transformation Plan are:
- identifying and providing support for children and young people at greatest risk,
- reviewing support for children and young people with neurodevelopmental need or learning difficulties,
- improving transition and increasing the support available to young adults,
- increasing investment in early intervention and prevention support,
- reducing inequality in access rates across Kent, and
- delivering the Long Term Plan ambitions for mental health services.
We are committed to listening to children, young people and their families so the continued development and improvement of the plan is based on their experience and views.
Since publishing our first version in December 2015, we have been required by NHS England to produce an annual refresh. You can find these reports below: