Resource library

This resource library has information and advice for children and young people, parents and health professionals.

Self harm guidance training for schools

The children and young people’s team have put together a self-harm training guide for schools (PDF, 1.6 MB). The guidance includes distracting and coping strategies, risk information and a guide on how to talk to children that self-harm. Email kccg.contactus@nhs.net if you’d like more information on the training.

Child and adolescent mental health services healthcare needs assessment

In order to ensure that all partners across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly are commissioning and/or providing services based on needs, in 2013 a health needs assessment was undertaken.

The aim of the needs assessment was to assess the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs for 0-17 year olds in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The assessment provided recommendations for commissioners to inform local service development, future commissioning of services and an emotional wellbeing strategy.

The priorities identified in the needs assessment have formed the basis for a strategy.

A consultation event took place on 24 April 2013 on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people needs assessment and emerging priorities. If you would like copies of the presentation materials email kccg.contactus@nhs.net.

Future in Mind

Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is the government’s vision for transforming child and adolescent mental health services.

At least 1 in 4 of the population experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. Over half of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 14 and 75% by age 18.

Although mental health issues are relatively common, it is often the case that children and young people don’t get the help they need as quickly as they should. As a result, mental health difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, depression, conduct disorders and eating disorders can stop some young people achieving what they want in life and making a full contribution to society.

Future in Mind recommends a whole child and family approach, promoting good mental health from conception and throughout life. It identified that better use of the voluntary and digital services was needed; with a simpler system, breaking down the barriers which existing tiers of service created; and the need to embrace innovative practices in this country and abroad.

Future in Mind was developed by the national children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing task force and published in 2015.