Learning from Research: Getting best-evidenced mental health support to care-experienced young people - Challenges and opportunities for cross-sector working


We know that young people with experience of local authority care have far greater rates of mental health difficulties than their non care-experienced peers. Yet, paradoxically, there is growing evidence that care-experienced young people are likely to find it more difficult to receive an accurate diagnosis and access to NICE-recommended best-evidenced mental health care. This talk will present findings from the ADaPT project – an active implementation study spanning 28 mental health teams across England. Working with general CAMHS, targeted CAMHS, and social care mental health teams, we explored what helps and hinders mental health teams to deliver NICE-recommended direct mental health care, with a specific focus on (complex) posttraumatic stress.    


Rachel Hiller is Professor of Child & Adolescent Mental Health in the Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology at University College London (UCL). She leads the UCL Child Trauma & Recovery group, who conduct co-developed research on the mental health and wellbeing of care-experienced young people, spanning psychological and social drivers of mental wellbeing through to service delivery.


The session is aimed at medical advisors, social workers, managers, carers, parents and researchers and anyone interested in multi-agency work within the children and families sector.

For social workers, reflection on this session may contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).

Members can watch recordings of previous Learning from Research webinars here


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