Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Local Transformation Plan 2021/22

The transformation of children and young people’s mental health is led by local areas. This means that children, young people, their families and professionals from across the NHS, public health, local authorities, children social care, education, youth justice and voluntary and community organisations are working together with to design and provide the best possible services.

To support this local leadership and accountability, NHS England asked Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to work with commissioners and providers across health, social care, education and youth justice and the voluntary sector, to develop Local Transformation Plans for children and young people’s mental health.

The Plan

These plans set out how local services will invest resources to improve children and young people’s mental health across the “whole system”.

The pandemic has seen the demand for services exceed what is normally expected but these have not been normal times and the demand continues. Children and young people missed so much time been together in education settings, some of our most vulnerable communities were disproportionality affected by the pandemic. The healthy inequities across the health system were seen more starkly in the high numbers of our BAME communities who lost their lives and have suffered a bereavement.   The pandemic has also impacted on our workforce and it continues to do.  Our workforce has time and time again demonstrated a commitment and passion for the work they do.  They have adapted how and when they work, they have developed IT skills to ensure they continue to support our children, young people and their families.

Due to the pandemic we have not been able to undertake the breath of co-production that we would typically do but we will continue to refine and update our plans as are consultation process with children, young and families continues. 

Our 21/22 plan is different this year due to the pandemic but we hope that you still see the great work that was and continues to delivered under the most testing of circumstances. Our financial investment in 21/22 will continue to be driven by addressing the gaps in care and addressing inequalities experienced by our communities.

In line with NHS England requirements, we are publishing our Birmingham children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing local transformation plan 2021/22 and a Solihull children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing local transformation plan 2021/22