The Children, Young People and Education Committee has agreed to undertake some work on improving the emotional and mental health of children and young people in Wales.
This follows on from the Fourth Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee’s inquiry, ‘Report into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)’ which found that the level of CAMHS provision was not sufficient to meet the needs of children and young people in Wales.
Shortly before the conclusion of that inquiry, the then Minister for Health and Social Services announced a ‘root and branch review’ of CAMHS to ‘modernise and redesign the service for the future’.
The Committee’s inquiry will consider whether the Government’s review of CAMHS – the ‘Together for Children and Young People Programme’ is on track to deliver the ‘step-change’ in CAMHS services that is needed.
Summary of survey results:
Joint Ministerial Task and Finish Group on a Whole-School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services and the Cabinet Secretary for Education announce new focus on a ‘whole school’ approach to mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. This includes the establishment of a Ministerial Task and Finish Group to help accelerate this approach.
The Committee is undertaking follow-up work on its inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People, further information is available on the webpage including key milestones since the publication of the report and dates of the scrutiny sessions in June.
If you want to talk to someone about your emotional well-being and mental health, you can contact:
Meic Cymru on 080880 23456 or text on 84001 or through their online messaging service
OR C.A.L.L Helpline on 0800 132 737 or text 'help' to 81066
Business type: Bill
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 26/06/2017
Decision due: Meeting Date by Children, Young People and Education Committee