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 2017

This document provides an update on our previous plans which are available below. Lead members of the Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Board have approved the publication of this draft which will be reviewed and presented for formal sign off by the Health and Wellbeing Board in December 2017. An agreed finalised version will then be published to replace the draft document.

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.

Current documents

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.

A new Thriving Kirklees website will be available soon. Giving access to information about the Thriving Kirklees services, health advice and an online referral form open to both 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.