CAMHS Transformation Planning

Useful resources for transformation planning have been added,  including:

  • tips generated during the recent Programme Board meeting on 22nd June;
  • a Future in Mind Self-Assessment Tool created by Associate Development Solutions and East Midlands SCN;
  • links to presentations from the London Children & Young People’s SCN Meeting on 16th June 2015 and;
  • the Centre for Mental Health’s report ‘Investing in Children’s Mental Health: A review of evidence on the costs and benefits of increased service provision’.

7 Responses

  1. Tip for Technology in transformation:
    If you are thinking about using technology within your service, speak to other local services, particularly voluntary sector counselling services, as there may already be activity happening within your area.

  2. Tip for Technology in transformation:
    Take a long term view with your funding model when considering the use of technology. You will need to consider the ongoing costs of the work – whether maintaining content, updating technology, or managing any activity on the site – it is easier to acquire funding for setting up something new than it is to sustain it.

  3. Mark Hemsley

    Consider sustainability – content audits need to be regular and be assigned to someone’s role.

    Check need with end users – Before undertaking any development remember to check with clinicians/service users/the public (where appropriate), to make sure that there is a need for any development before it starts.

    Make sure that any ‘product’ doesn’t add any burden to users (e.g. make them have to do more work then they are currently doing), otherwise they won’t use it

  4. Helena Miles

    ALWAYS consult the CYP, even if it is through quick and simple ways such as texting or a call. This service is for them and it makes sense to ask for their opinions because then they will be more likely to promote it to friends/classmates

  5. Duncan Law

    Involve children young people and families every step of the way – to make sure the language is right, and the technology is accessible (easy to ‘google’) and useable.

  6. Duncan Law

    particularly with computerised and on-line interventions – check out the evidence for what is know to work and what is know to be harmful. Monitor change routinely using a standardised patient rated outcome measure (PROM) to check if the intervention is effective

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