The Transformation of Children and Young People’s Emotional and Mental Health Services in Rochdale


In December 2015, we developed and launched our ambitious plan to enhance and improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people in Rochdale. We are happy to report that we have already travelled some way to achieving our aims; however, we recognise that there is much more that we can do to truly make a difference to the lives of children and young people living and growing up in Rochdale.


The Rochdale Borough local transformation plan for children and young people’s emotional and mental health was always intended to be iterative as we continue to develop it to ensure that it meets the changing needs and priorities within the borough. As a result, the Borough-wide CAMHS Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership (the group responsible for setting and agreeing the priorities within the plan, as well as monitoring delivery) have reviewed the plan and a new refreshed version for 2017/18 has now been agreed. The refreshed plan highlights our progress in delivering the aims that were set in 2015, as well as setting out our ambitions for 2017 and beyond.


Our vision articulated in the original plan to transform emotional and mental health services in Rochdale by shifting the focus of children and young people’s mental health services to prevention and intervention remains and is demonstrated within the plan.


The refreshed Rochdale Borough CAMHS Transformation Plan can be found here.


The progress made on the delivery of our aims and pledges can be found here. For information, this document will be updated following each CAMHS Emotional Health and Wellbeing Partnership meeting. The dates of the Partnership meetings can be found here.


Useful Information


#Thrive – emotional health and wellbeing service for children and young people


Healthy Young Minds – specialist mental health service for children and young people


Kooth – online counselling support for young people


Rochdale Mind – Young People’s Listen Up – service to support good emotional health and wellbeing, including peer mentoring


Early Break – Drug and Alcohol support for children and young people and


Details of the support available locally for children's emotional and mental health can be found here




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