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"I'm just a long history of people rejecting referrals" experiences of young people who fell through the gap between child and adult mental health services

Appleton, Rebecca; Elahi, Farah; Tuomainen, Helena; Canaway, Alastair; Singh, Swaran P; (2020) "I'm just a long history of people rejecting referrals" experiences of young people who fell through the gap between child and adult mental health services. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , 30 (3) pp. 401-413. 10.1007/s00787-020-01526-3. Green open access

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Abstract

The paediatric-adult split in mental health care necessitates young people to make a transition between services when they reach the upper end of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). However, we know that this transition is often poor, and not all young people who require ongoing support are able to continue care in adult mental health services (AMHS). These young people are said to have fallen through the gap between services. This research aimed to explore the reasons why young people fall through the gap between CAMHS and AMHS, and what effect this has had on them and their families. Narrative interviews were conducted with 15 young people and 15 parents, representing 19 unique transition stories. Themes were identified collaboratively using thematic analysis. Reasons for falling through the gap were grouped into systemic problems and problems with the quality of care received. Effects of falling through the gap were grouped into separate themes for young people (feeling abandoned; struggling to manage without continued care; problems with medication) and parents (emotional impact of care ending; parents taking an active role in the young person’s care). To our knowledge, this is the first qualitative study that has focused only on the experiences of young people who have fallen through the gap between services. This research adds novel findings to existing literature regarding barriers to transition and the effects of discontinuity of care.

Type: Article
Title: "I'm just a long history of people rejecting referrals" experiences of young people who fell through the gap between child and adult mental health services
Location: Germany
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00787-020-01526-3
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-020-01526-3
Language: English
Additional information: Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Keywords: Developmental, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology, Transition, CAMHS, AMHS, Narrative research, Qualitative research, CARE, TRANSITION, ADOLESCENTS, PERSPECTIVES
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10143989
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