Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health transition and recovery plan - children and young people's mental health: CRWIA

This children’s rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) addresses the commitments made in the Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan and encapsulates the work of multiple policy areas which address children and young people’s mental health.

8. Have you consulted with relevant stakeholders?

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board:

Yes – via the recommendations of the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme Board, the Youth Commission on Mental Health, the Audit of Rejected Referrals and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Audit Scotland Report.

CAMHS Improvement: Yes – via Children and Young People's taskforce; Youth Commission; Children and Young People's Programme Board; Children and Young People's Joint Delivery Board.

Eating Disorder Policy: Yes – via National Review of Eating Disorder Services in Scotland and eating disorder charity, Beat.

Community Mental Health: The Framework on which services are based was developed through two years of engagement with stakeholders and a response to recommendations from the Children & Young People's Mental Health Taskforce, Youth Commission, Audit Scotland report on Children and Young People's Mental Health and the Audit of Rejected Referrals. The Framework makes clear that the needs and voices of children, young people and their families should be central to the design and delivery of the new and enhanced services.

Perinatal and Early Years Mental Health: Scottish Government works closely with Third Sector organisations that support the NHS by providing quality services across Scotland to women, children and families. They work directly with the women, children and families and are able to provide an invaluable insight in to what is required to help enhance the services already in place. In addition, members of the programme board have also had early discussions with specialists on Children's Rights and aim to continue these discussions during the period of this work.

Children and Young People's Mental Health:

We work closely with a range of third sector partners to understand the specific needs of children and young people and to directly gather their voices and feedback.

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing: In developing the guidance in respect of our commitment to provide 80 additional counsellors in colleges and universities we have worked with a Short Life Equity Group made up of stakeholders. The Student Mental Health and Well Being Working Group will help shape the Student Mental Health Action Plan.

National Trauma Training Programme: The Scottish Government ambition for a trauma informed workforce and services across Scotland is shared with COSLA and a number of other partners as demonstrated by this public pledge of support. The NTTP is overseen by a National Steering Group with representations across many sectors of the workforce and supported by a Reference and Implementation Group which includes experts by experience. The Programme also supports collaborative learning across a multi-agency network of Trauma Champions, representing local authorities, health boards and community planning partners across Scotland.



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