Recently I wrote a blog post for the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health about the problems young people face when navigating the move between child and adult mental health services. Once young people reach the upper age age limit of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) they must leave, and if they still need help, try to access support elsewhere. However, as adult mental health services (AMHS) are often stretched, or in some cases not available, some young people can end up falling through the transition gap between services.
This is the focus of my PhD research – why do some young people fall through the gap between CAMHS and AMHS, and what are the associated costs, both to their young people, their families, and the health service?
If you’d like to find out more and hear one young person’s story – follow this link to the full post: http://bit.ly/2BzWi9x