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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 to this, following 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 2018/2019 Transformation Plan Refresh, includes outline progress during the last three years and the next steps for future developments to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The previous 2017/2018 Transformation Plan Refresh can be found here.

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