Improving mental health services for young people

What are your views on how mental health services for children and young people are provided in Kirklees?


YoungMinds is working with NHS England to support the participation of parents and carers in improving mental health services for children and young people.

The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (referred to as CYP IAPT) within NHS England recognises that parents have a critical role to play in shaping and informing the services that are offered to children and young people.

YoungMinds will be working with the CYP IAPT National Programme Team and the five regional hubs that currently work with 67 CAMHS partnerships (this includes Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, CAMHS, in the NHS, voluntary organisations and local authorities) to develop excellent practice involving parents to improve:

  • joint decision making around the type of treatment received by the child or young person
  • availability and accessibility of services
  • overall experience and opportunities to feedback and comment on services

Young Minds are looking for parents to be involved in this work to help us shape and inform what happens next.

If you have any concerns about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Kirklees, please share those with us – Have your say