Schools: Central to Providing Comprehensive CAMH Services in the Future?
Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2007
© 2007 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 107–114, September 2008
How to Cite
Salmon, G. and Kirby, A. (2008), Schools: Central to Providing Comprehensive CAMH Services in the Future?. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 13: 107–114. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2007.00468.x
- Issue online: 11 AUG 2008
- Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2007
- mental health;
It is now widely agreed that meeting the mental health needs of children and young people is a task only possible if all children's services work together. Recent epidemiological data indicate that schools are a key entry point to mental health services for children and young people, and have an important role in the assessment and management of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. This paper explores the rationale for collaborative working between health and educational professionals, examines some examples of good practice, explores factors contributing to their success or failure and considers future developments.