CAMHS to adult transition: HASCAS tools for transition: a literature review for informed practice

Authors:
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ADVISORY SERVICE, GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Health and Social Care Advisory Service
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
31p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

The transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to an adult mental health service is necessary for young people whose mental health problems are likely to be both severe and enduring. A concern is that some young people fail to make the transition, usually for reasons of service design, configuration and ethos. This review of the literature on the CAMHS to adult transition aims is to collate and coordinate as much learning as possible and to be creative about ways of putting the learning into practice. The literature search used broad parameters, drawing in texts and information from a wide variety of sources. The report is separated into the following areas: the mental health of adolescents; the nature of transition; barriers to transition; and planning, delivering and improving services for adolescents and young adults. Each section ends with a summary of the key points identified from the literature.

Subject terms:
literature reviews, mental health problems, mental health services, service transitions, young people, adult social care, child and adolescent mental health services;
Content types:
research review, government publication
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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