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Service Leads: If you have not submitted your quarterly monitoring form for February 2017 submission yet, please do so ASAP. The next deadline will be the end of May.

Collaborative level feedback
After conversations with collaborative members, we are planning to add some collaborative level feedback to the progress tab alongside individual service progress. This could include:
  • Collaborative average scores for the CYP IAPT principles
  • Qualitative summary of feedback from partnerships and services that are scoring highly (anonymised) 
  • Collaborative averages for use of outcomes, goals and experience measures
We recognise that this feedback will have various flaws (particularly as the scores are self rated and there are various difficulties with obtaining accurate data), but the aim is to give services some sort of benchmarking and to assist partnerships/services to consider progress and share learning.

If you have any thoughts about collaborative level feedback, please email

Training Updates

The next applications cycle for CYP IAPT training is planned to open in April 2017. The Postgraduate training website page will be updated with a new expressions of interest form and updated course, funding, Recruit to Train, FAQ and applications information as soon as we have it

Those who are interested in training will need to register using the expressions of interest form. This will allow us to send out information about how to apply for the course.

We will be hosting a course open day to provide more information about the range of courses on offer and a chance to ask the university questions.

Upcoming Dates

News & Events

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Programme – Recruiting Now!

This new and exciting opportunity will allow CWPs to develop skills in brief, evidence based interventions for anxiety, low mood and self-harm, and behavioural problems, working with young people who wouldn’t otherwise reach thresholds for CAMHS, whilst also receiving hands on clinical experience and supervision within the workplace. A number of sites involved in the pilot are now recruiting – if you or someone you know is interested in this new role, please visit the Collaborative website for more information.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: A guide for Clinicians working in Children and Young People’s mental health and emotional wellbeing settings

We are excited to launch a free new resource that provides information, considerations and practical suggestions for clinicians and services about supporting young people with their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. This guide was jointly developed with Hertfordshire Partnership (HPFT), who are leading the way with equality and diversity work in their partnership.

Read more and download here
Under 5's Recruit to Train Offer
We are keen to collaborate with commissioners and local service managers who are looking to expand their provision of services to children under five. 
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Young Advisors Roadtrip visits
The CYP IAPT young advisors are currently piloting a series of road trip visits to different participation groups across the London and South East Learning Collaborative. 
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Thrive London

Thrive London is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners.It is led by Cllr Sarah Hayward, on behalf of The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the London Health Board, along with many businesses, charities, and public services. Thrive has been developed with the support of Londoners, including experts by experience.

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Training Obstacles Survey

Were you interested in applying to the CYP IAPT training but unable to make an application last year? If so, we want to hear from you. Please take 5 minutes to complete the training obstacles survey to share with us your experience of accessing CYP IAPT training.

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Participation Acceleration Fund
 We have exciting news! The London and South East CYP IAPT Central Team invites the Learning Collaborative partnerships to apply to the Participation Acceleration Fund for the chance to receive up to £2000 per partnership.
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Implementation Groups Update


The Participation Workers Group met on the 23rd March. Attendees shared their recent work and problem solved challenges with the group. As well as this, the group heard form the National Gallery about their participation work and opportunities for young people, such as the Young Producers Programme. The group also heard about a developing anti-stigma workshop, the upcoming participation acceleration fund and a new collaborative participation directory, which can provide information and contacts for the various participation activities that services may be interested in doing. There were also updates form the Debating Mental Health programme, the next Hackathon (beginning 20th May), National Participation Programme the and a reminder about the HEE stakeholder event on 12th April. 
The next Participation workers group is 25th May 10-12.30pm.

Looked After Children (LAC)

The LAC group met on 25th Jan again with a combined format with CPLACC (Clinical Psychologists working with Looked After and Adopted Children). The group heard about VIG from Claire Claire Buky-Webster and an evaluation of support to social care staff by Claire and Lucy Sawyer. There were small group discussions and the group signed off on the 'Recommendations & Guidance for Looked After Childrens Services: Key Considerations and Outcome Measurement in Therapeutic Work & Consultation' - a document that combines and summarises three guidance documents developed in previous meetings. The meeting then focused on a response to the SCIE Call for evidence for CYP in care   
The next LAC group will be 22nd May - Save the date!


The Data Meeting on 2nd February saw presentations about an upcoming collaborative and HLP joint product 'Using Clinical  Outcomes for Service Improvement: A guide for commissioners'. This guide is in the final stages of preparation and will be released shortly. The meeting saw a demonstration of the NHS Digital iView data dashboard tool and patient records system iCan. CORC reported to the group about their recent analysis of CYP IAPT data 'Child- and Parent-reported Outcomes and Experience from Child and Young People’s Mental Health Services 2011-2015'. The group discussed potential collaborative level quarterly monitoring feedback and issues around use of the SDQ.
The next Data meeting is TBC


The second of our Assistants meetings was held on 16th Feburary 2017. As well as sharing updates and discussion about their roles, the group previewed one of the recent hackathon app protoypes 'Welcome to CAMHS' and discussed use of outcome measurement within Looked After Children and Youth Offending Services. 
The group shared their local arrangements for offsite participation activities and support from their services.
The next Assistants meeting will be Thursday 4th May 2017. You can register to attend here.

Under 5's

The last Under 5s group on 15th March included an CYP IAPT Under 5s training update, as well as a presentation from Siobhan Higgins about her work creating a framework for service evaluation in CAMHS, funded by ‘A Better Start’ programme.
Following this the group took part in a logic model and measures workshop in order to guide consideration of the tools that can measure outcomes specific to the aims of the variety of services working with children under 5.
We will be publishing slides, notes and tools from the day on the under 5s group page
The next Under 5's meeting is TBC

Learning Disabilities (LD)

The last LD implementation group pushed itself to come up with a consensus on guidance for measures to use for outcomes monitoring across LD services  - the group produced a 'product' that has gained traction at a regional and national level being presented at the CAMHS nation conference earlier last year and presented to commissioners across London at a Healthy London Partnership event - copies of the LD outcomes guidance can be found here.
The next LD meeting is TBC

Policy Update

What is the LSE learning collaborative?

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What is CYP IAPT?

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