Future in Mind 2021-22

Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Future in Mind is a government report that sets out the case for change in delivery of mental health services for children and young people. It makes recommendations around improving early intervention and prevention; simplifying structures and improving access; sustaining a culture of evidence-based service improvements; and better joining up of services.

NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working together with local partners across the NHS, local authority public health, children’s services, education and youth justice sectors and voluntary and community sectors to develop Local Transformation Plans for delivering improvements in children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Northamptonshire. 

Northamptonshire Children & Young People Future in Mind 2021-22

The Northamptonshire Children & Young People Future in Mind long term plan about the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health support in the county is coming soon.

It has been a very busy year with the COVID19 Pandemic, the changes in Northamptonshire as we develop our Integrated Care System (ICS), integrating two Clinical Commissioning Groups and the transition of Northamptonshire into two new local authorities (North and West Unitaries) and a Children’s Trust.

We are experiencing a slight delay in publication of the Easy Read version of the plan (originally October 18th) due to unprecedented demand for the publishing company’s services. We really want to publish all the documents at the same time, so on October 22nd 2021 we will publish the following:

  • Our Northamptonshire Future in Mind Plan
  • A Children and Young Person version of the plan
  • An Easy Read version of the plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation summary

To ensure we have an all ages joined up approach to mental health and wellbeing, the programme will  be led by the Children and Young People (CYP) Transformation Board in co-production with the  Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism (LDA) Transformation Board:

  • The Programme will report directly to the Strategic Children and Young People’s Steering Group which is aligned to the Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Strategic Steering Group.  This is to ensure that we are best able to address all age issues such as Suicide Prevention, 24/7 Crisis Support, Transforming Care for Autistic and Learning Disabled people etc.
  • It is essential the work is also embedded within the Children’s Transformation programme to ensure we have a child centred holistic approach to prevention, early intervention, treatment and care.

This Transformation Plan will receive final approval and signature from Cathi Hadley, Executive Director, Children's Services (DCS) on behalf of all system partners.


Last updated: 04/10/2021