Future in Mind: Children and Young People's Transformation Plan for Mental Health

A copy of the full plan may be downloaded from this page.


Future in Mind provides an opportunity to develop services collaboratively, against an evidence base and in line with what children and young people have told us they want from services. This opportunity comes at a time when the most recent health needs assessment highlighted the potential for unmet need in the under 18s group. A Children’s Mental Health Strategy is in development to address some of the issues highlighted in the HNA. It has served to inform the Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Bradford District and Craven.

Our vision

‘…access to a comprehensive range of psychological interventions to meet the needs of a diverse young population. Services will be accessible, informed and flexible to meet the needs of children and young people in a variety of settings. This involves partners across statutory, voluntary and community services that have a shared goal supporting and safeguarding the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people across the district. Access to psychological interventional help should be at the earliest opportunity for all young people to reduce risk of escalation and eventual need for specialist intervention’

To achieve this, we need to improve access to, and the quality of, services and outcomes for children up to age18 in the Bradford district. This covers acute and urgent care, community services, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), health promotion and ill health prevention.

Locally, we will:

  • improve resilience, prevention and early intervention services
  • improve access to services and support
  • improve care for the most vulnerable
  • improve transparency and accountability
  • develop our workforce.