CAMHS Covid-19 Support Plan:
MFT CAMHS have developed a children and young people’s (CYP) mental health support plan that outlines steps to support CYP through COVID-19, in which mental health needs are anticipated to increase significantly. We are therefore asking you to work collaboratively with us, your local communities and partners to support children and young people’s (CYP) emotional wellbeing and mental health. Within this approach where possible we encourage everyone to support young people needs and protect the NHS CAMHS to focus on complex needs within our limited resources.
We recognise as our partners you find yourselves operating in an increasingly challenging environment. The partnerships we have created together for CYP, with local authorities, the third sector and other parts of the health system are central to successful delivery of this plan and need to be maintained and built on. We must make sure that over the next few months we work together to manage the expected surge in mental health needs.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Service Delivery Centre provides:
A range of targeted services within Manchester and Salford, often provided in partnership with other agencies (16-17 team, Child and Parent Service (CAPS), children with disabilities, emotional health in schools and Looked After Children Team)
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Greater Manchester crisis care pathway for children and young people
A new crisis care pathway is being developed for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health-related crisis.
The pathway is being delivered by MFT, Pennine Care, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
- Dr Claire Browne - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Paul Abeles - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Sarah Gaskell - Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Paediatric Psychosocial Services
- Dr Ruth Hurrell - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Louise Robinson - MacMillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist
- Dr Stewart Rust - Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist