A programme set up to help support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 16 to 25 has released the 4th guide in its 'How To' series, looking at How to… provide youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services.
Right Here's guides set out to offer support to professionals working with people at this critical age for the onset of mental health problems.
Susan Blishen, who has managed Right Here since its inception in 2009, said: "We call on everyone providing mental health and wellbeing services for young people to draw on the lessons we have learned so that we end the perennial problems of transition between CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and AMHS (Adult Mental Health Services) and end the “cliff-edge of lost support as children with mental health needs reach the age of 18."
The latest guide features a seven-step programme to developing and delivering youth-friendly mental health and wellbeing services for young people. It is based on the learning and experience from Right Here, a pioneering five- year programme run by the Mental Health Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation at four sites across the UK.
Francesca Carr, young people’s coordinator at the Mental Health Foundation, added: "We hope that this guide will help service-providers ensure that what they offer is youth-friendly, appropriate, and best supports the mental health and wellbeing of this neglected group."
Download a copy of the guide at: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/right-here-how-to-guide-four/