No Health Without Mental Health

Written by Department of HealthDate 08 Mar 2011

ConMHNo health without mental health: a cross Government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages was published by the Department of Health on February 2011.

The strategy sets out the Government's ambition to mainstream mental health, and establish parity of esteem between services for people with mental and physical health problems. It shows how Government is working to improve the mental health and well being of the population, and get better outcomes for people with mental health problems.

Young people in  transition to adulthood are included in the strategy:

3.38 "Services can improve transitions, including from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) into adult mental health services, or back to primary care, by:

  • planning for transition early, listening to young people and improving their self efficiacy;
  • providing appropriate and accessible information and advice so that young people can exercise choice effectively and participate in decisions about which adult and other services they receive; and
  • focusing on outcomes and improving joint commissioning, to promote flexible services based on developmental needs"