We have been working to develop and provide a simplified and responsive pathway that supports and improves the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people in Nottingham.

Following the national document: Future in Mind- Promoting, Protecting and improving our Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing (2015) we have identified some key areas in which we would like to improve.

Over half of all mental ill health starts before the age of fourteen years, and seventy-five per cent has developed by the age of eighteen which shows the importance of Early prevention, Resilience and Intervention.

We recognise we must Improve Access to timely support to ensure all children and young people are receiving prompt access to an appropriate service.

Our focus to Care for the most vulnerable is another key priority and we plan to review services for children and young people with disabilities, young people who are looked after and scope the emotional and mental health needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

We understand the importance of Accountability and Transparency and will review and strengthen commission arrangements and fully implement the performance framework.

The importance of Developing the Workforce is key to ensure our workforce is skilled, experienced and trained to provide a joint workforce plan and incorporating future capacity planning.

These are just a few of the key priorities of our five year local transformation plan, please read our Local Transformation Plan below to read, in full, what our key priorities are to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Nottingham.