Better Outcomes, New Delivery launched in Tees Valley
Today sees the launch of the first Better Outcomes, New Delivery (BOND) pilot programme in Tees Valley.
The Bond Consortium led by YoungMinds is a two year programme funded by the Department for Education which is helping build the capacity of the voluntary and community sector to deliver early intervention mental health services.
It is estimated at least 14,000 children in the Tees Valley area suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem.
Perceptions of social stigma can make it difficult to use statutory services, and instead children, young people and their families often choose their local community services that appear more open and less judgemental. It is often left to schools to identify the problems and support the young person to find services that will help them.
BOND will be testing new approaches to joint working and providing intensive support, through workshops, one to one coaching and action learning sets, for voluntary and community sector organisations, commissioners and schools in Tees Valley.