The Transitions Advocacy Project (TAP) is a youth-led initiative that provides additional transitions support for individuals aged approximately 16 to 19 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
The project was piloted in 2014 over a six month period across the Newcastle area and involved a partnership approach between Youth Focus: North East, YoungMinds and The Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Partnership (previously CAMHS partnership).
Funded by the North of England Mental Health Development Unit’s ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health Fund’, the pilot project was also developed in partnership with Newcastle City Council.
TAP was originally conceived by young people from Change UR Mind. The main intention of the TAP project was to work directly with young people experiencing issues around general transitions, and those who might be moving from child to adult services.
For more information about TAP, contact [email protected].