Update on mental health services for adults and children and young people

29th October 2019

Over the last few months Norfolk and Waveney CCG has been awarded in excess of £700,000 in funding for four important areas of development for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing support. This extra funding complements changes they are making across our system to the way they support the mental health and wellbeing of 0 to 25 year olds:

  • Four new Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioners (CWPs), to add to the existing two cohorts of CWPs their our system
  • Trailblazer funding from NHS England for two Mental Health Support Teams to provide enhanced targeted support to CYP, families and staff in education settings.
  • The UEA submitted a successful bid to deliver accredited training for eight new Emotional Mental Health Practitioners who will be recruited to the two Mental Health Support Teams. This enables specialist training to be delivered locally and build local training capacity.
  • Development funding to work up a larger bid to embed trauma informed practice across Norfolk & Waveney

These announcements are in addition to the ongoing development of a new system wide framework and approach for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing support, which is currently being co-designed with the input from professionals, operational staff, system partners, children, young people and families.

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