New help for mentally ill
12:00pm Tuesday 1st May 2012 in News
YOUNG people with mental health issues in Oxfordshire will receive more support as a result of a major initiative launched this week.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will be helping to train clinicians to provide therapies that address depression, anxiety and other behavioural problems.
The trust will be working with the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CAMHS IAPT) has seen young service users interview clinicians.
Yvonne Taylor, director of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s children and families division, said: “Our IAPT collaboration aims to transform our existing services by adopting elements of the adult IAPT programme to improve services for children and young people.
“Close collaboration between the therapist and young person is a key element of this approach. Young people are also pivotal in shaping our services.”