Category Archive: Understanding Ideas

Understanding how mental health problems present and develop in children, young people and adults is also central to specialist CAMHS work.

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Staff share skills and knowledge to ensure the timeliness and relevance of services and interventions based on an understanding of young people’s wishes and needs. From: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/delvr-with-delvrng-well.pdf

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We have a separate dining room for young people who find meal times difficult.

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Having a flexible approach encourages the young people’s co-operation and respect.

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How we respond and relate to the young people on the ward influences their emotions, behaviour and developing personality.

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Staff are aware that peoples have different levels of understanding, this can be for various reasons, each explanation and care plan is tailored to the needs of the individual.

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Young people know if they’ve really earned your praise or if you’re manipulating them or exaggerating it!

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It’s recognised that young people are developing sexually and that their self-esteem is often gaged through how much they feel they are valued by others.

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The service provides relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), appropriate supervision and regular appraisal to staff, and has a clear workforce plan that takes account of the changing needs of the local area. From http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/mod-camhs-tier-2-3-spec.pdf

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It is important that staff teams are enabled to carry out reflective learning as this helps to maintain staff motivation and skills and improve practice. From https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/c07-tier4-ch-ado-mh-serv-child.pdf

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