Health Minds - Cymorth Cymru

Report
Healthy Mind Project
Leon Patnett
Careers Wales Cardiff and Vale
Social Inclusion Business Manager
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Introduction
The Social Inclusion team in Cardiff consists of 4 teams who work with Young
People Not In education Training or Employment:
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Pre 16 Youth Gateway (Part funded by Cymorth)
Post 16 Youth Gateway
Youth Gateway at the Youth Offending Team
Learning Coach Team (Part funded by Cymorth)
Overarching aim of the teams is to identify, engage and progress NEET young
people into sustainable learning or employment opportunities whilst offering
personal support.
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Client Characteristics
The Social Inclusion team works with 831 16 + young people a year. Initial
referral information and diagnostic identify the following support needs.
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Literacy and numeracy
Confidence
Self Esteem
Motivation
Homeless
Pregnant/Young parent
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Offending Behaviour
Ill health/mental health
Social service support
Drug alcohol issues
Leaving Care
Long term school exclusion
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Children and Young Peoples
Partnership
Healthy Mind Worker for Young
People who are not in Education,
Employment or Training (NEET)
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Background
• The gap in the Mental Health provision for unemployed or NEET Young
People aged 16-18 years old, had long been identified in Cardiff.
• Funded by Cymorth via the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Core Group, a
project was identified with the aim of improving the emotional and
mental health of NEET Young People in order to enable them to engage in
Education, Employment or Training.
• In January 2011, through working in partnership with Careers Wales, the
Health Service and the Local Authority, a Mental Health Nurse - ( Healthy
Mind Worker) - was appointed to support the needs of these Young
People.
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Healthy Mind Worker
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Based at 33 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GA.
Assesses the Emotional and Mental Health needs of NEET Young People.
Identifies areas of concern and formulates an individual action plan for each NEET
Young Person.
Develops a Healthy Mind Action Plan to address areas of concern, risk and /or deficit
that are contributing to the Young Person not being able to engage in Employment,
Education or Training.
Provides interventions for e.g. Anxiety management, CBT social skills training etc.
Where necessary, provides referrals to appropriate services for e.g. Adult Mental Health
Service, CAMHS, GP, Voluntary agencies etc.
Monitors progress and outcomes.
Ensures the Young People with Emotional and Mental Health problems have a correct
diagnosis and appropriate interventions.
Acts as Coordinator to ensure any transitions into Statutory, Voluntary, Training,
Education or Employment is seamless.
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Sharon Jones
• Registered Mental Health Nurse.
• Diploma in Professional Practice.
• Specialist area CAMHS.
• Extensive experience of working within Hospital and
Community settings.
• Senior Nurse on Inpatient General Admission Ward (Mental
Health) for 11-18 years old.
• Emergency Assessment Nurse.
• Previous experience within Substance Misuse, Older persons,
Criminal Justice and Forensic areas.
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Statistical Information
Referrals:
Reasons for Referral:
• Number of Referrals
received to date is
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Anger
Anxiety
Depression
Poor self esteem
Low confidence
Eating Issue
Self image
Substance misuse
Self Harm
Specialist Services Accessed
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CAMHS -
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YPDAS -
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Social Services -
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Police -
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NHS - A&E /SALT/Other
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Adult Mental Health Services
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Voluntary Agencies -
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Criteria for Referral
• All Young People aged 16-18 who are not engaged in
Education, Employment or Training (NEET)
• Concerns with Emotional, Mental Health Wellbeing
• Live in Cardiff
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Case Study - 1
• Referrer - Youth Gateway – Young Person referred for anger issues.
• Assessment arranged for the following day.
• Four further appointments were arranged and attended. During
these appointments, it was identified that there appeared to be
some difficulties with the Young Person’s ability to read. This was
explored further and the Young Person entered Learning for Life
Programme.
• Young Person then experienced illness within the family and
cancelled her next appointment. However, she remains in
occasional contact via SMS text message should she require
additional support.
• File opened – 11th February 2011.
• Entered Education/Training – 8th March 2011
• File closed – 10th March 2011
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Case Study 2
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Referral received from CAMHS via Allocation Meeting from locum GP.
Young person with low mood/low self esteem presented at GP surgery, no
other symptoms.
Young person assessed by Healthy Mind Worker and action plan agreed.
Young person also referred into Careers Wales-Learning Coaches for additional
support in accessing Employment Education or Training (ETE).
Young person also referred to Amber Project to help with self esteem issues.
Healthy Mind Worker liaises with GP to monitor mood and provide feedback
on any progress.
Identified at Assessment some issues within the family so consent gained and
family also involved in the overall action plan of supporting young person back
into ETE.
Young person attends Healthy Mind appointments to provide structure
support and ongoing interventions to aid in addressing issues identified at
assessment.
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Contact Details
• 33, Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GA
• Email - [email protected]
• Telephone – Office - 02920 906 869
Mobile - 07717 361535
Fax - 02920 333 354
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Benefits to date
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Provision of a service that comprehensively and holistically assess all NEET Young
People in all aspects of their Emotional wellbeing.
Provision of an identified point of contact when difficulties/issues occur.
Working in unison with the Young Person to raise awareness and develop
knowledge of individual issues.
Providing a sense of ownership for person centred care.
Establishing links with GPs, NHS and other agencies.
Liaison with age appropriate services.
Establishing links and joint working with professionals involved with Young Person.
Young People accessing Education/Training that is identified as more individual
need specific.
In some cases, provision of intensive support has reduced the anticipated length of
time required to address Young People issues.
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Any Questions
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Thank you all for attending
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