Children and Young People's Mental Health Services in the borough of DarlingtonDownload (PDF 1.07MB)
Summary of report contentHealthwatch Darlington identified areas of priority and improvement based on local service user feedback and this has influenced our action plan for 2018/19. One area of services identified was mental health services and the voices of young people, parents and carers were brought to the attention of Healthwatch Darlington. The report incorporates the findings and recommendations from historical work in 2015 and the findings in 2018 and the new recommendations, demonstrating impact between progress from 2015 to 2018 and where there are still actions outstanding. For example, more information should be provided in schools including primary schools and secondary to help support mental health; such as leaflets about mental health and services available. We reiterate our recommendation from 2015.
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Children and Young People's Mental Health Services in the borough of Darlington
Date of publication
Monday, 11 February, 2019
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 1 January, 2018
Date evidence capture finished
Monday, 31 December, 2018
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Consent to care and treatment
Continuity of care
Food and nutrition
Health and safety
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of care
Waiting time to be seen once arrived at appointment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Primary care services
Secondary care services
Psychiatry/mental health (hospital services)
Mental health services
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Eating disorder services
Learning disability service
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Psychiatry / mental health (other services)
Types of disabilities
Learning or understanding or concentrating
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
All people under the age of 18
Specific ethnicity if known
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
All care professionals
Allied health care professionals
Care / support workers
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?
What type of impact was determined?