Young people have told Mind Cymru that in Wales, the move from specialist child to adult mental health services isn't working.
Some feel abandoned, isolated and ignored. Their voices need to change the system for the better. Right now.
That's why Mind Cymru are calling on Welsh Government and mental health services to listen to young people. And Sort the Switch.
To Sort the Switch:
- Listen to and act on the voices of young people in Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (SCAMHS).
- Make sure national guidance is delivered, and young people get the help they’re entitled to.
- Better support young people when they leave SCAMHS, and help make the move to adult services a positive step in recovery.
- Change the way services are run, to better involve young people’s voices.
Find out More:
Working with young people, we’ve created a report to share stories of moving from specialist child to adult services.
It includes urgent recommendations; from information audits to a mental health service that supports people up to the age of 25.