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This principle involves actively working to improve access and engagement with services for children and adolescents.



The following resources have been collated by the CYP MH Workforce Development Team to help with accessibility training. 

Please click on the relevant heading or hyperlinks within the description to access each resource.

Anna Freud is not responsible for external links and resources.

Ensuring Equality of Access training from MindEd

This session is aimed at more experienced users.  The aim of the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme is to improve both the effectiveness of treatment and the experiences of children, young people and parents in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).  A major part in achieving this aim is to embed evidence-based practice, the use of feedback from children, young people, and parents, and using outcome measures in CAMHS. These steps should improve clinical practice and, in turn, get better child, young person and parent experience, and good clinical outcomes.

On My Mind

On My Mind is a website co-produced with young people to empower other young people to make informed choices about the mental health support that they want, the treatments they receive and the outcomes they desire.  The site includes:

  • Youth Wellbeing Directory – service finder for young people in the UK aged up to 25 

  • Receiving Support – Q&A's with Centre clinicians answering questions from young people with experience of working with mental health services

  • Understanding Referrals – Q&A with Centre clinician answering questions about the referral process

  • Understanding Treatments – innovative digital tool launching September 2019 allow young people to discover what treatment options are available to them and the evidence for each treatment

  • Jargon Buster – Definitions developed by young people about unfamiliar words, terms or phrases they might encounter

  • Know Your Rights – A guide to a young person's rights when accessing mental health support

  • Self-care – 85 self-care strategies young people say can help manage anxiety or depression

  • Get involved – details of how to get involved with the Centre's research including how to become a Young Champion

  • Resources – free resources for schools, colleges, universities and workplaces to help support the wellbeing of the young people they work with

Public Health England

Various profiling tools are available from Public Health England to check local data specific to health and well-being of children and young peoplevulnerable groupsearly years and a range of other data.