BOND programme announces four new areas
The Better Outcomes, New Delivery (BOND) Consortium, which is led by YoungMinds, has announced that it will be working with four new areas in the UK.
BOND will be working with local voluntary organisations, local authorities, the NHS and schools in:-
* Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton
* South-west London
There are an estimated 850,000 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health problem in England which is three children in every classroom. Getting children the right help early on is essential.
The four new areas are announced following the success of BOND’s work in Tees Valley where 20 local voluntary sector organisations, 40 schools and local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) benefitted from support to improve the early intervention mental health services available for children and young people.
Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds said: “BOND has enabled joint working to ensure schools in Tees Valley consider and address the emotional well-being of all their pupils. We have helped put voluntary organisations in the driving seat to design and deliver the right services at the right time for children and young people. We are looking forward continuing this work in the new local areas.”
BOND is a Department for Education funded innovative programme that will ensure children, young people and families receive quality assured, early intervention mental health support services in schools and other settings. The programme will be testing new approaches to joint working and providing intensive support, through workshops, one to one coaching and learning sets, for voluntary and community sector organisations, commissioners and schools in the selected areas.
The BOND Consortium is led by YoungMinds, the leading expert in the field of children and young people’s mental health, and made up of national organisations and individuals with proven experience and a strong track record in children and young people’s mental health, organisational capacity building and commissioning development.
For more information on the programme visit our website.