Children and young people crisis care

A new crisis care pathway is being developed for children and young people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

A young person experiencing a crisis may be a threat to themselves or others through self-harm, suicide or aggression. Or they may be highly vulnerable to danger, for example via absconding, seeking help from people who may harm them, mis-using drugs and alcohol and behaving in a reckless, risk taking way.

Our aim is to offer young people the RIGHT help, at the RIGHT time, by the RIGHT person, in the RIGHT place, 100 per cent of the time. This will dramatically improve their overall experience, along with those who care for them, and help to keep them out of hospital.

The pathway involves developing new services and improving existing ones.  Most of the services will be based in the community and care will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All new developments will be based on evidence and feedback from children, young people and other key people.

You can find out more on the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust website