The Camden Minding the Gap Meeting is a fortnightly meeting for professionals that facilitates young people’s transition from agencies working with young people, (including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) into adult mental health services. We also review cases in adult services where there is concern about young people disengaging from services and/or risky behaviours in the context of their mental health needs.
Senior clinicians from CAMHS, adult mental health services and young people’s services in Camden attend the fortnightly meeting to assist referrers in developing a management plan for young people transitioning into adult mental health services. The case discussion meeting for professionals takes place fortnightly on Thursdays, 9.30 – 10.30am on Microsoft Teams and is open to professionals from all agencies.
In addition, clinicians are based within specific teams to champion the cause of young people and help develop a more young-people friendly environment. They assist both with transition from CAMHS and work with young adults coming into services for the first time. Access to Transition Champions will be via this forum or via the specific teams.
Transition Champions are based within key services to provide additional support
The fortnightly case discussion forum brings together key senior professionals from CAMHS / AMHS to ensure that prompt and effective decision-making for complex cases can take place
There is a ‘no bounce’ and ‘no delay’ principle in place ensuring that young people’s needs are effectively assessed, prioritised and managed across agencies.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.