Wiltshire leads the way with child and adolescent mental healthcare services

Wiltshire’s developments in mental healthcare services for local children and young people are highlighted as leading the way, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to overhaul mental health in the UK.

In her latest speech at the Charity Commission, Teresa May outlined her intentions to transform attitudes to mental health with a focus on young people, including every secondary school to be offered mental health first aid training. 

Ted Wilson, Community and Joint Commissioning Director for Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:
“We welcome today’s announcement from Teresa May with regards to a stronger focus on mental health for the younger generation. It’s one of many areas in which we have been working hard to develop new initiatives for Wiltshire and we’re proud to see that we are already ahead of the game in some areas. We believe today’s news will enhance future mental healthcare services for local children and young people.”  
Julia Cramp, Associate Director, Wiltshire Council (joint with Wiltshire CCG) said:
“Working in partnership across Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire CCG, we are already delivering a Youth Mental Health First Aid training programme across our schools and have recently invested in expanding the number of local trainers. Furthermore, through our innovative Thrive Hub project, we are working to implement school based mental health services by giving more secondary schools easier access to CAMHS support through a named mental health worker.’