Focusing on the best way to improve children's mental health services - a discussion in the BMJ
4 April 2017
Prof Miranda Wolpert and colleagues from around London and the UK discuss how focusing on the person, rather than the problem, might be the best way to improve children's mental health services in the UK.
They argue that adopting a person focused approach with better integration of education, health and social care is needed to improve children's mental health services; and go on to identify three pieces of conventional thinking which need challenging in order to achieve this:
- more services do not guarantee more health
- clinical evidence alone should not determine treatment
- healthcare is best delivered by including non-health professionals
Read the full article here:
Join Miranda and colleagues for upcoming events that may be of interest:
- Free seminar on person-centred care in CAMHS at 5:30pm on 25th April in Old Street, London, including panel discussion
- An interdisciplinary conference on "What Constitutes a Good Outcome in Child Mental Health?" on 3rd July in Marylebone, London, cost: £30, which brings together speakers from a variety of different backgrounds, including philosophers, researchers and young people with lived experience of mental health difficulties.