We want every child and young person in Kirklees to enjoy a happy and healthy childhood and to become confident adults who can cope with the demands of everyday life and contribute to their community.

The Kirklees Future in Mind Transformation Plan describes how we will improve services for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties over the next five years (from 2015 to 2020).

The plan was developed by the local NHS and Kirklees Council in response to a national drive to improve services for young people and their families. Before completing the plan we talked to a wide range of people, including parents, people who use services, and professionals.

The Kirklees Transformation Plan 2018

On the 22 of November 2018, Kirklees Health and Well-being Board formally signed off the Kirklees CAMHS local transformation plan refresh 2018. Therefore this is the final version of the plan which replaces the draft first published on the 31 of October 2018. We are in the process of creating an easy read version of the plan which will be available in 2019.

In December 2015 we published The Kirklees Future in Mind Transformation Plan which described how we proposed to work towards improving services for children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties by 2020. As part of the national oversight of Transformation Plans, all local plans are refreshed and published annually. This refresh summarises our achievements so far, together with those priorities which still need more work to achieve our vision and ambitions identified in the original plan. We have included other information which relate to this refresh.

Kirklees quarterly progress

CAMHS E-bulletin

Documents published in 2017
Documents published in 2016
The original plan and supporting documents published in December 2015

Future in Mind

The National Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing task force published its findings in March 2015.

Thriving Kirklees single point of contact

The Thriving Kirklees partnership launched in April 2017 is led by Locala Community Partnerships CIC, working with South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYFT), Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, Home-Start Kirklees and Yorkshire Children's Centre.

Thriving Kirklees support children and young people aged under 20, the services include:

  • Health visiting
  • School nursing
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services (ChEWS) - which offers short term targeted interventions to children and young people
  • Assessment and diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions
  • Children and young people with learning disabilities team
  • Home-Start
  • Healthy start vitamin scheme
  • Safety in the home
  • Safety Rangers

For help and advice, from any of the services

0300 304 555 - Available 24 hours every day of the week

This telephone number replaces the ASK CAMHS telephone service, offering an enhanced service for GPs, parents and schools to refer to CAMHS and ChEWS.

Thriving Kirklees

Gives access to an online referral support request form open to practitioners and the public to request support for children, young people and families - that includes young people themselves who can access help and support directly. This is provided as an alternative option to ringing the single point of contact. As the website develops it will also offer additional information about the Thriving Kirklees services and health advice.

Thriving Kirklees Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Request Pathway - Access to CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

An interactive document which shows the referral process and processes involved through the single point of contact to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)