Easy acces to mental health facilities for young people

We need an attractive drop-in space like https://www.headspace.org.au/ in Australia for young people between the ages of 12 and 25.




Why the contribution is important

We need to offer a quick response to any young people who are experiencing problems. The initial approach should be easy for them and not stigmatised.  The drop-in needs to be in the high street not in a hospital or clinic.

by LeanGreen on June 30, 2018 at 10:15PM

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Based on : 4 votes


  • Posted by Frantic7 July 01, 2018 at 21:57

    While I agree with the above comment I think it's too simplistic. Our waiting lists are way too long, getting help for troubled children is too difficult. Assessments take too long and even when diagnosed help and support takes too long. Families have to be in crisis before help is available yet if help was put in place earlier perhaps they wouldn't hit crisis point. Our family was lucky enough to receive help and input from CAMHs at the right time and it was invaluable in supporting our family.
  • Posted by JB July 02, 2018 at 08:46

    When a child needs help, they need it sooner rather than later, and the whole process needs speeding up, from being flagged as needing help to getting some help needs to much quicker.
  • Posted by PhilIOMGov August 03, 2018 at 09:55

    Focus groups and workshops are being arranged to consider key aspects of the review in more detail. A cross-section of the local community is needed to represent views from different perspectives. If you would like to participate in a workshop related to this topic please contact the Independent Review’s Secretariat at DHSCReview@gov.im to be added to a contact list. The focus groups and workshops will support the overall gathering of evidence and be used to determine a practical and workable model for the future.
  • Posted by MollyQuirk August 03, 2018 at 12:12

    Looking after the mental health of our young people is paramount. CAMHS needs additional funding and additional resources. The transition to adult mental health care is frightening for an 18 year old and needs to be managed carefully.
  • Posted by manxklookie August 07, 2018 at 11:07

    Totally agree that the current service is too slow and by the time any help has been provided (after GP visit and CAMHS referral) many weeks have elapsed and during that time the well being of the child has suffered considerably. The Government website states many times that early intervention and help is vital but the underlying services do not meet that expectation. Even trying to pay privately for psychotherapy is a challenge as most qualified practitioners in the IOM do not deal with children.
  • Posted by ClareIOMGov August 10, 2018 at 14:55

    There is no CAMHS Unit.

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