Improving children and young people's mental health is a national priority action area evidenced with the publication of several key policy documents including the 10 year Mental Health Strategy for Scotland, Children and Young People's Mental Health Task Force: Recommendations and more recently the Greater Glasgow and Clyde 5 year Mental Health Strategy.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have developed a Child and Youth Mental Health Improvement and Early Intervention Framework, a tool to enable us to support colleagues across each of the six Health and Social Care Partnerships to effectively deliver mental health improvement for our child and youth population.
Evidence demonstrates that there is no single intervention, therapy or programme that delivers mental well-being at a population level. Rather that young people require a number of prerequisites to develop resiliently and that these prerequisites span the school, family and community life of young people.
The strategy encompasses six key elements to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. A range of programmes and initiatives are in place to support the framework in addition to capacity building and resource development.
Our Child and Youth Mental Health Policy Landscape illustrates how our evidence-based child and youth mental health improvement prevention and early intervention framework links to some of the key policy drivers for child and youth mental health and how they interconnect to ultimately Get it Right for Every Child.