Below are our latest public statements and publications. You can search our full range of briefings, responses to government consultations, press releases, photos and other information, by using the categories on the left.
CYPMHC's Position Statement on the Green Paper8 February 2018,
The Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’ published by the Department of Health and Education in December 2017 intends to deliver better prevention and earlier intervention for children and young people. The Paper sets out three key proposals: Designated...
The Green Paper’s proposal to test waiting time standard1 February 2018,
Waiting time standards for children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS) could drive improvement nationally and put meeting the demand for CYPMHS on an equal footing with other areas of health.
Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition's Statement on the Green Paper4 December 2017,
We welcome the publication of Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper , which will build on existing work to improve children and young people’s mental health. The sector has to come together and seize the opportunities within this Green Paper and use them to...
BLOG: The Front Line In The Battle For The Nation's Mental Health Isn't The NHS31 October 2017,
Read Prof Dame Sue Bailey's blog about how addressing mental health isn't just about NHS services, we need a whole system approach. Visit blog here .
The Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health system (VB CAMHs) Network29 August 2017,
CYPMHC sponsors the VBP CAMHS system Network aiming to bring together stakeholders, including influential experts from different disciplines such as education, social care, charities, NGOs, general practice, ethics, philosophy, together with experts by experience, including patients and relatives. It will provide a forum that aims to deliver key recommendations of the Commission.
We’re failing our young people on mental health provision8 August 2017,
Sue Bailey implores the government to set up an implementation taskforce in her letter to The Guardian. Click here to read.
Charities report increasing severity of children’s mental health problems1 August 2017,
Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition calls on PM to set up an urgent implementation taskforce. A survey of charities working to improve children’s mental health has revealed widespread concern about the increasing severity of children’s mental health problems. The survey the Children...
The Mental Health Workforce Plan: Maximising Potential across the Whole System31 July 2017,
Today the Government announced plans to recruit thousands more mental health workers in England. Paula Lavis, Strategic Lead for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition commented: “The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition welcomes the new ambitious workforce plan for...
Autism and mental health seminar presentations13 July 2017,
Ambitious About Autism , Jack Welch & Georgia Harper – a young person’s perspective: ‘MY NORMAL’ Jack Welch and Georgia Harper presented the findings of their joint research with the Institute of Education about young people with autism's experiences of mental health and wellbeing . Council for...
What the Queen’s speech means for children’s mental health23 June 2017,
It was encouraging yesterday to hear commitments in the Queen’s Speech to reforming mental health legislation and to ensuring mental health is prioritised in the NHS. We were however surprised not to hear an explicit mention of children and young people’s mental health, given the priority it had in...