Flintshire CAMHS win top award

Flintshire Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have been awarded Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provider of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP).

The Flintshire CAMHS told the BBC it had lowered waiting times by “modernising the workforce, redesigning assessment intervention and therapy and continual efforts to eliminate delay and repetition”.

Professor Dinesh Bhugra, president of the RCP, said: “Through the RCPsych Awards, we bring national recognition to those individuals and services who are delivering the highest quality mental health care.”
Dr Peter Roots, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a member of the Flintshire CAMHS, said the service’s two teams were “delighted”.

He added: “Their enthusiasm and flexibility have enabled the service to continually adapt to the changing needs of young people in Flintshire.”

Welsh mental health charity Hafal recently uploaded a website for young people with a serious mental illness. Please visit: http://www.hafal.org/hafal/yp_index.php