The Hampshire Children’s Trust has developed an emotional wellbeing and mental health strategy for children and young people.
It was developed jointly by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hampshire, Hampshire County Council and other important stakeholders, with oversight from the Children’s Trust.
Children and young people with good mental health do better. They are happier in their families; they learn better and do better at school; they are able to enjoy friendships and new experiences. They are more likely to grow up to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives and to make a positive contribution to society and to have good mental health as an adult.
The strategy was informed by an extensive consultation. We received over 1,600 responses. Over half of the responses were from children and young people. We also held individual one to one interviews and group sessions. Public Health, Hampshire County Council has also developed a Needs Analysis to help better understand the needs of our local population in Hampshire.
The priorities outlined in the strategy will be delivered over the next three years and the progress will be overseen by the Children’s Trust.