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Introducing the Transitions Advocacy Project (TAP)

By November 5, 2013 2 Comments

The RYWU-NE are excited to announce we have been successful in a partnership bid to pilot a new innovative service to support young people in their transition from child to adult mental health services within Newcastle.

The Transitions Advocacy Project (TAP) will be piloted over the next 6 months and involves a partnership approach between ourselves, YoungMinds and The Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Partnership (previously CAMHS partnership) led by Newcastle City Council.

Working closely with young people already engaged in the Change UR Mind Youth Board we will seek to support young people by:-

  • Providing a young person led signposting service to relevant youth mental health services in and around Newcastle.
  • Provide an advocacy service on their behalf at relevant meetings and reviews re their mental health care.
  • Provide a monthly HUB meeting with other young people who are transitioning, to offer positive peer advice and support.
  • Commission provision for young people, who are supported by TAP, to receive services to assist their general health and wellbeing.

The project is funded through the North of England Mental Health Development Unit’s Children & Young People’s Mental Health Project Development Fund.

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