The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) promised to increase funding for CYP mental health services, including a commitment that all children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to access age-appropriate crisis care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by 2023/24.

As set out in the Mental Health Implementation Plan, there is a national trajectory to achieve 100% children and young people’s crisis service coverage, which will combine crisis assessment, brief response and intensive home treatment functions.  This will align with Tier 4 CAMHS admission avoidance work and will include support for young people with a Learning Disability and / or Autism.

Figure 1: Cheshire and Merseyside CYPMH Crisis Pathway:

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