Workforce, volume and access: graduate workers' contribution to primary care child and adolescent mental health services
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
Article publication date: 1 December 2006
This paper provides initial findings from a pilot to introduce graduate mental health workers into primary care, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) across three localities in the north west of England in the UK. The progress of the pilot was monitored by gathering information from students, managers, supervisors and mentors regularly throughout the 12 month period, during which the pilot cohort were being formally trained. The potential of the new role of primary care graduate mental health workers to address problems of volume and access to services, particularly how the role might contribute to developing nonspecialist primary care services, is considered.
Lyons, C., Bradley, S. and Eaton, D. (2006), "Workforce, volume and access: graduate workers' contribution to primary care child and adolescent mental health services", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 16-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200600020
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