Plans to improve mental healthcare for young people in Hammersmith & Fulham will be discussed by an expert panel at a meeting in Hammersmith Town Hall next week.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Taskforce, made up of local young people, healthcare professionals, H&F officers, teachers and others, spent six months assessing current support and producing an action plan to improve it.
“We want to do all we can in Hammersmith & Fulham to improve care and life chances for our young people and mental health is no exception,” said H&F Cllr Alan De'Ath, who chaired the taskforce.
“This taskforce has seen many of our best minds come together to develop plans to improve services for our young people. The next stage is to put them into action.”
Key parts of the action plan include the appointment of a Mental Health Champion at H&F Council, producing a guide for young people to show them where to turn when they have mental health problems, and the potential creation of a new wellbeing centre for young people.
The action plan will be discussed at the Children and Education Policy and Accountability Committee at 7pm on 13 June. It will be held in the Small Hall in Hammersmith Town Hall.
The public will be able to ask questions at the meeting.
The full agenda is available on our website.
It will also discuss plans to improve the information H&F Council provides about childcare during school holidays, as well as improvements made to the care service.