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Children and Young People's Mental Health (CAMHs)

In November 2014, Liverpool Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Partnership Board (MHEWB) launched their strategy to improve the mental health of children and young people and their families in Liverpool.

Following this, a national inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in England took place, and the findings published in a report called ‘Future in Mind: Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.’

This report outlines a number of recommendations that every Clinical Commissioning Group in England needs to work towards in partnership with wider stakeholders including local authorities, schools, NHS providers, youth justice, the police, the voluntary and community sector and most importantly children, young people and parents/carers.

Each CCG within England was asked to submit a 5 year transformational plan to outline how they would meet the recommendations within ‘Future in Mind’.  Liverpool’s Plan was underpinned by the original strategy and Transformational Plan which should be read together.

A summarised version of the Transformation Plan can be found here.

Part of the NHS assurance framework around the Transformation Plan is that a refreshed plan is produced annually. 

In addition there has been the publication of the Government Response to the Consultation on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper and Next Steps

The latest refreshed plan can be found here: CYP MHEWB Local Transformation Plan: 4 Years On (2019/20)

The previous plans can be found here: 

CYP MHEWB Local Transformation Plan: 3 Years On (2018/2019)

CYP MHEWB Local Transformation Plan: 2 Years On (2017/2018)


Mental health support during the Coronavirus pandemic

For further information and advice about mental health support for children and young people visit the Liverpool CAMHS COVID-19 support page.

Further information on Children and Young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing in Liverpool can be found at

If you have any queries regarding the Transformation Plan or Transformation Plan Refresh, please contact us at