Updated Children and Young People's Mental Health Transformation Plan published | Our blog

Updated Children and Young People's Mental Health Transformation Plan published

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Integrated Care Northamptonshire has published the 2023/24 refresh of the county's Children and Young People’s Mental Health Local Transformation Plan.

This plan captures the wide-ranging and innovative ways in which our integrated care system has continued to adapt to the complexities of increasing demand and acuity of presenting needs of our children and young people.

It also details our progress against national targets and objectives articulated in last year’s plan, within a challenging financial environment. The plan shares our agreed system priorities for 2024/25 and outlines the vision for continued excellence and improvement.

The outstanding commitment to collaborative and creative ways of working has been highlighted this year by the inclusion of a six-part mini-video series, designed by our children and young people. It is hoped this will anchor the foundations of authentic co-production with our young people and provide them with the voice they deserve. The mini-video series, together with the easy read version of our plan, will serve us well in ensuring that their experiences will never be lost, that their voices matter and that they, with us, continue to develop and shape our services to meet their needs.

The authors of the plan would like to thank all system partners, both NHS and voluntary sector, Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, public health, education, youth justice and police teams and both our local authorities for their contributions to the document.

Particular thanks go to NHFT’s Children and Young People Participation Team and the young people who gave their time and energy to this plan and demonstrated their dedication and passion in working in partnership to ensure everyone is supported to achieve their very best outcomes in life.

Download the Northamptonshire Children and Young People's Mental Health Transformation Plan 2023/24

Download the easy read version

Watch the explainer videos playlist on YouTube

Contact us

If you are in Northamptonshire, you can contact these services:

  • Live chat – talk to us on CAMHS live 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday

  • Text a school nurse – for friendly, helpful advice. This service is designed for 11- to 19-year-olds: 07507 329 600 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

  • Phone – the consultation line for parents, carers, young people and professionals is available 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 170 7055


If you are in a crisis, at risk of self-harm or suicide – the CAMHS crisis team is open 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 0800 170 7055


  1. Text Shout to 85258 at any time day or night. You can find out more by accessing the Give a Shout website 
  2. If your life is at imminent risk, call 999 for emergency help


Other useful contacts:

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 online and on social and mobile

Blurt it Out for information on how to cope in a crisis and complete a crisis plan

Sexual Health Service NHFT's sexual health team 

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis for anyone affected by sexual violence or abuse

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