Improving Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services in Bury

Rochdale, Oldham, Bury and Trafford Healthwatch worked together to gather the experiences of parents & carers whose children use, or who have used local mental health services, and those of professionals who work within schools and local services.
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The report includes 11 recommendations to the services to improve the experiences of those that use the service in the future.

This children and young people’s mental health service review is a joint project between Rochdale, Oldham, Bury and Trafford Healthwatch. The aim is to compare the different experiences of families, children and young people accessing mental health services across the combined area. As a result, two reports have been produced; one compares the key findings across the combined areas whilst this report provides a more detailed insight into the experiences of families accessing mental health services for children and young people in Bury.

This work corresponds with national commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, as well as regional commitments by The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to increase funding for children and young people’s mental health services. Their aim is to improve access to services via schools and colleges and reduce waiting times for specialist support.

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Improving Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services in Bury report

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