Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education Contents
Annex: Visit to Camden
On Monday 20 March 2017, the Committees visited Regent High School, one of the ten secondary schools and 43 primary schools where the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been commissioned to run Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) by the Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and Camden Local Authority.
Education Committee members present: Neil Carmichael (Chair) and Lilian Greenwood.
Health Committee members present: Dr Sarah Wollaston (Chair), Heidi Alexander, Dr James Davies, and Helen Whately.
The event was chaired by Paul Burstow, Chair of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Sally Hodges, Director of Children, Young Adults and Families at Tavistock spoke to the Committees about ‘working in partnership to provide the best possible care’ and Gary Moore, Headteacher, welcomed the Committees to Regent High School and talked about key issues for education.
Committee members talked to clinicians, school staff, commissioners and families in small groups at different “market stalls”. The market stalls were:
- Primary schools: Victoria Blincow, Coordinator, Tavistock Schools Service and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Dr Ferdousi Chowdhury, Schools Clinician, Clinical Psychologist, and Marta Cioeta, Tavistock Outreach in Primary Schools Lead, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Mandi Howells, Deputy Headteacher, Carlton Primary School, James Humphries, Headteacher, Kentish Town CoE School, and service users.
- Secondary schools: Nimisha Deakin, Psychiatric Nurse and Family Nurse Partnership Lead in the Schools Service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Chandu Hirani, Assistant Headteacher, and Gary Moore, Headteacher, Regent High School, and service users.
- Specialist schools: Lucy Hall, Inclusion Manager, Swiss Cottage School, Family and Inclusion Team, Grant Jacobson, Kentish Town CoE School, Physical Disability Resource Base, Dr Mike Solomon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and service users.
- Our vision—a whole system approach: Sarah Brown, Children’s Commissioning Manager, Camden CCG and Camden Council, Juliette Jackson, Executive Head (St Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Camden Town, St Mary’s Kilburn Church of England Primary School, St Michael’s Church of England Primary School, Camden Twon), National Leader of Education, Associate Director of The National Education Trust, Maggie McCutcheon, Children’s Commissioning Manager, Camden CCG and Camden Council, Gill Morris, Senior Health and Wellbeing and Cross Phase Adviser, London Borough of Camden, and Dr Andy Wiener, Associate Clinical Director, Children, Young Adults and Families, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
- Training for educators—building a resilient workforce: Nadia Borlase, Assistant Research Psychologist, and Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Neera Dhingra, Wellbeing Project Manager, Parliament Hill School, current Tavistock trainee in Psychological therapies with children, young people and families, and Richard Young, Advisory Teacher for Behaviour and Inclusion Support, London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The Chairs also met Zoe Dale, School Clinician and Occupational Therapist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, who is based at Regent High School, and service users.