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BACKGROUND Many adolescents with mental health problems experience transition of care from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). AIMS As part of the TRACK study we evaluated the process, outcomes and user and carer experience of transition from CAMHS to AMHS. METHOD We identified a cohort of service(More)
BACKGROUND Transfer of care from one healthcare provider to another is often understood as a suboptimal version of the process of transition. AIMS To separate and evaluate concepts of transfer and transition between child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services (AMHS). METHOD In a retrospective case-note survey of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) users, parents and professionals in relation to transition between CAMHS and adult mental health services (AMHS) in the United Kingdom. METHODS Young people were sampled from an observational study population of people reaching the(More)
BACKGROUND Although young people's transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) in England is a significant health issue for service users, commissioners and providers, there is little evidence available to guide service development. The TRACK study aims to identify factors which facilitate or(More)
BACKGROUND Young people's transition from child and adolescent (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). OBJECTIVES To systematically review evidence on the effectiveness of different models of CAMHS-AMHS transitional care, service user and staff perspectives, and facilitators of/barriers to effective CAMHS-AMHS transition. DATA SOURCES A(More)
BACKGROUND Organizational culture is manifest in patterns of behaviour underpinned by beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions, which can influence working practices. Cultural factors and working practices have been suggested to influence the transition of young people moving from child to adult mental health services. Failure to manage and integrate(More)
Staff well-being is considered to be a potential problem within mental health occupations, and its variability is in need of investigation. Our starting point is to assess the role of demands, control and supportive relationships that are at the core of Karasek’s model. The study aims to assess the relationship amongst mental health workers of job demands,(More)
AIM Ensuring a seamless transition from child to adult mental health services poses challenges for services worldwide. This is an important process in the ongoing care of young people with mental illness; therefore, it is incumbent on all countries to probe their individual structures to assess the quality of mental health service delivery to this(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the organisational factors that impede or facilitate transition of young people from child and adolescent (CAMHS) to adult mental health services (AMHS). METHODS Thirty-four semi-structured interviews were conducted with health and social care professionals working in child and adult services in four English NHS Mental Health(More)
BACKGROUND Good morale among staff on inpatient psychiatric wards is an important requirement for the maintenance of strong therapeutic alliances and positive patient experiences, and for the successful implementation of initiatives to improve care. More understanding is needed of mechanisms underlying good and poor morale. METHOD We conducted individual(More)