Freedom of Information Request

FOI - Mental health support for children and young people aged 11 to 25

Received: 3 April 2024

1. Which of the following non-specialist publicly-funded services for young people's mental health (a) currently exist and/or (b) used to exist within the last decade (please indicate if they currently exist, and if they used to exist if you hold this data)?a.Social prescribingb.Bereavement servicesc.Peer supportd.Mental Health Support Teamse.School counsellors, mentors, or pastoral or key support workersf.Educational psychologistsg.Youth groupsh.Wellbeing cafes or mental health drop-in servicesi.Youth information, advice and counselling services (YIACS) / early support hubsj.Advice line for mental health issuesk.Targeted service(s) for LGBTQ+ young peoplel.Targeted service(s) for young people from minority ethnic / racialised communitiesm.Targeted service(s) for other underserved groups (please list here)n.Targeted service(s) for young people on waiting lists for access to NHS mental health services (formerly tier 3)o.Art or music therapyp.Online support service / appq.Occupational therapyr.Any other service (please list here) 2. Do any of the following exist in your LA (please answer yes or no and elaborate if necessary)?a.A CAMHS or young people's mental health partnership board?b.A designated individual or team who coordinates partnership working across services for children and families / settings?c.Data-sharing infrastructure to share data across services, for example, schools, social care, youth justice, special educational needs teams, etc.?d.Evaluation of young people's outcomes following engagement with services?e.A young people's advisory group or official mechanism for young people to feed into service design and improvement? 3. Is there a single point of access for young people with a mental health concern? Please answer yes or no and elaborate if necessary.4. Do you operate a 'no wrong door' approach? Please answer yes or no and elaborate if necessary.5. Do young people have to be referred to access a mental health support service? Please answer yes or no and elaborate if necessary.6. Are there specific services or approaches to ensure under-served groups of young people can access support e.g. young people from minority ethnic / racialised backgrounds, LGBTQ+ young people, etc.? Please answer yes or no and elaborate if necessary.

Outcome / Documents

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