Strategies and commissioning for children and young people

Local Transformation plan for emotional health and wellbeing


Calderdale’s Local Transformation Plan for Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Local Transformation Plans are part of a national focus on improving children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Here in Calderdale, our Transformation plan is embedded in a truly integrated challenge to change the way we think about emotional wellbeing and mental health: strengthening resilience, improving services and tackling the stigma associated with mental health services.


A group of people committed to improve services for children and young people has come together. They will work jointly on this, pulling together a taskforce with:

Our Local Transformation Plan looks at the whole complicated picture around emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people. It sets out our response to the Future in Mind 49 recommendations across a whole range of needs and issues that we have discussed with partners like young people, parents, teachers and other frontline practitioners, including the voluntary sector.

What does the plan include?

The Plan includes work that is already underway, such as improvements to the responsiveness of the Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with an intention to ensure that we do not lose any of the progress already made. The plan also identifies new work, such as peer support schemes, where we have secured additional national funding and where we will be working jointly to create new ways of helping people in and around educational settings in particular.

Our success in attracting additional external funding offers opportunities to work across agency boundaries, to test out new ideas and build on what works to have a real impact on the lives of children and young people in Calderdale. Getting key partners involved, such as schools, parents and carers along with expert practitioners like GPs will be key to successful delivery. We hope that professionals working with children, young people and families across Calderdale will get involved and support the ideas and new ways of working that will be rolled out through the Plan.

Longer term, this Plan will help us track where we are making progress and direct our energy and resources where they are most needed to help children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.

We will continue to speak to key partners about the Local Transformation Plan over the coming months, a copy of the Transformation Plan along with our implementation plan follows. Progress updates will be posted at regular intervals.

For further information, email: (Lynn Powell).


Last Updated: 21/12/2016