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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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  • Liz Neill says:

    HI, wondering if TAP would like to register on this directory? see info below, thanks, Liz

    Invitation to join the Youth Wellbeing Directory
    – an accessible and comprehensive source of information for young people, funders and referrers about mental health and emotional wellbeing services
    We would like to invite you to sign up to the directory, an online resource which helps providers of child and adolescent mental health and emotional wellbeing services to become more visible to young people, referrers and commissioners.
    You can register on the Directory for free by completing the attached word registration form and returning to [email protected] or you can self-register on line http://www.youthwellbeingdirectory.co.uk
    The initial registration is a quick process, and following this, services can work over time on building up their Directory entry to demonstrate the ways in which they meet nationally recognised quality standards.
    *Please note the site is currently in Beta mode as it is being redesigned in line with what young people want and with increased functionality. Meanwhile we are having a big push to increase the population of provider organisations on the directory.
    Invitation to join a Youth Wellbeing Initiative Local Exchange session hosted by Framwelgate school
    Supported by Department for Education funding we will be working directly in over 20 schools over the autumn term – and indirectly reaching out to many more. This will include hosting networking sessions between Framwelgate school and local CAMHS service facilitated by the Anna Freud Centre. We would value your participation in this session – if you are interested in attending, please let us know.
    For more information about any of the above please contact me,
    best wishes,

    • Jamie Mercer says:

      Hi Liz,

      Unfortunately, the funding for TAP finished last year and we are no longer delivering this specific project. If you would like to talk to us about any of our current programmes, staff email addresses are under the Who We Are tab on the menu or you can send us a message to [email protected] and we’ll make sure it gets to the right person.


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