The Collaborative for Children, Young People & Families

What service transformation means for CYP and families

Children and Young People’s IAPT (CYP IAPT) is about improving and changing existing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), to make them better for children and young people.

IAPT stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, which means making sure more people get the right support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing when they need it.

The London and South East CYP IAPT Learning Collaborative is a group of different organisations that are involved in improving children and young peoples’ mental health services and the treatment of young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The collaboration has over 70 members working across London and the South East of England.

Do you want to get involved?

Children and young people’s participation is a really important part of CYP IAPT and improving mental health services.  Local services regularly run participation groups, which give children and young people a platform to help shape mental health services and have their say about how things are done.

As well as the participation opportunities available at your local services, the Learning Collaborative runs regular events for young people across London and the South East, and feedback is always welcome. For more details, visit the Participation page and check out the upcoming events on our calendar.

Useful Links

Visit the London & South East Learning Collaborative Youtube Channel to view videos about the Learning Collaborative and the different events we run.

Visit YoungMinds for more information about mental health & wellbeing, CAMHS services and becoming a YoungMinds activist.