Children and young people’s mental health green paper: Consultation response

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Wandsworth carried out this report in light of a Government green paper consultation on plans to improve mental health support for children and young people. Having received lots of feedback over the years from local people about children and young people’s mental health and their experiences of local services, Healthwatch Wandsworth decided to use the green paper consultation as an opportunity to reflect on feedback, and to find out how people feel about proposals for future change and what it means for local people. The local Healthwatch developed a set of four questions (based on the green paper questions) to facilitate discussions held with 52 people at an event in February 2018. Findings in the report have also been drawn from user stories from outreach activity between April 2016 and March 2018 and various other past consultation surveys carried out by Healthwatch Wandsworth. The report makes conclusions and recommendations around resources and funding, person-centred approaches to service development, inclusiveness of services and promotion of healthy behaviours.

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General details

Report title 
Children and young people’s mental health green paper: Consultation response
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wandsworth
Date of publication 
Thursday, 1 March, 2018
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 April, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 March, 2018
Type of report 
Consultation response
Key themes 
Health promotion
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Other information of note about this report 
Good Practice
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Community mental health team (CMHT)
Depression and anxiety service
Mental health crisis service
Social care services 
Children services

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.