Mental health local transformation plan

Emotional wellbeing and mental health transformation – our Local Transformation Plan

'Turning the Tide' is Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's local transformation plan for children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services for infants through to young adults. The plan updates and replaces the Joint CAMHS Strategy Implementation Plan 2015/20, issued in October 2015.

At its heart the plan aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all our children and young people, to build their resilience and to ensure that those who experience emotional wellbeing and mental health problems get the right help at the right time.

Children and young people from the Hear Our Voice have produced a one page summary of the ambitions of the local transformation plan.

The transformation plan, captures contributions from a wide range of sources and emphasizes the importance of promoting emotional wellbeing, and sets out how we need to use our collective resources and assets appropriately to ensure positive whole system change that minimizes harm, prevents escalation and promotes recovery. We want to ensure that all agencies that support children and their families work effectively together, in ways that are helpful and make sense to children and their families.

In October 2017 an interim update on progress was issued and a further full plan refresh is planned for October 2018.


Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is a i-Thrive Community of Practice site and is working collaboratively with the Anna Freud Centre and more details can be found using the Quick Links to the right of this screen. 

NHS Kernow has commissioned a number of partners to work with them on the transformation process, bringing together a number of different resources to support those looking for help and support summarised here:

Support from Provided by
Wellbeing practitioners

Young People Cornwall

Primary Mental Health

Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Child and Adolescent Mental Health [CAMHs} Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
Early Intervention Psychosis Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
Community Eating Disorders Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
Community Self-Harm – Mind and Body  addaction
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Adolescents[IPT-A] Xenzone
Bereavement support Penhaligon’s Friends
LGBT+ support Intercom Trust
121 support young males Young People Cornwall

More detailed information on how support is being transformed can be found here.

Hear our Voice

NHS Kernow has enhanced its Hear our Voice project, hosted by Young People Cornwall, to involve young people in the transformation process by delivering the Participation Priorities of the, Children and Young Peoples – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies [CYP IAPT]. Further information about the participation priorities is available here