Action For Change - Mental Health

We know that mental health support is the top priority for young people in Harrow (This is Harrow, 2018). This workshop aims to bring together practitioners, key workers, project and services managers and decision makers from across the public and VCSE sectors to discuss what is and is not working in local provision. This workshop will focus on naming the ‘big picture’ issues and what is and isn’t working well in the borough in the way we work together.

Its important to have voices from all parts of children and young people’s services in the room so that we can understand a complete picture. It’s a chance to put the big strategic issues that affect us across all sectors and organisations on the table – and we expect we will talk about some of the big picture issues like:

Access to services and waiting times

Referral routes and joined up pathways between sectors / services

Specialist provision and triage

Reaching most at-risk groups

Getting the right services to young people

This initial workshop will focus on identifying gaps and selecting the priority issue areas where better cross sector collaboration can make a meaningful impact on outcomes for young people.