EDP: Young people face five month waiting lists for mental health support

Jessica Frank-Keyes of the Eastern Daily Press reports:

Children and young people with mental health issues are waiting up to five months for treatment in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Adolescents with mental health conditions in Great Yarmouth and Waveney are facing waiting lists for mental health support ranging from a week to access urgent treatment and up to five months to receive long-term care.

The figures came to light at a health scrutiny meeting where representatives from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) county’s mental health service outlined the issues facing the young people’s services.

Children and teenagers in need of support have to wait:

– Four weeks for a mental health assessment

– A week to receive urgent care following a referral

– And up to five months for specialist or longer-term care.

In the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, NSFT was rated requires improvement – a step up from the previous rating of inadequate.

Only NSFT could make a song and dance about being ‘upgraded’ to requires improvement after a stitch-up.

There is no mental health trust in the country with a lower CQC rating than NSFT.

But the only area to remain inadequate – the lowest possible ranking – was the specialist community mental health service for children and young people.

The CQC said that in CFYP ‘The trust had not fully addressed all issues reported at previous inspections. We rated responsive and well-led as inadequate.’

The manager of this worst performing part of NSFT, according to CQC, secured his continuation in his job as manager of the service in the disastrous radical restructure without the role being advertised and open for competitive interview.

Rob Mack, NSFT service manager for child, family and young people’s mental health, said: “We are working with our colleagues and partners in the CCGs, and other agencies, on quality improvement initiatives, improving access and reducing waiting times. Transformation will play an enormous part in 2020 and this will build closer working relationships with alliance partners in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Classic NSFT ‘get away (again)’ spin here: it isn’t us, it is the fault of ‘the CCGs’, ‘other agencies’, whatever that means. NASA? ‘Transformation’ means what? ‘Alliance partners’, blah, blah, blah.

It is just means even more opportunities to dunk biscuits away from pesky front line staff, patients and carers.

“Integral in [sic] all of this is the confidence and support of the children, young people and families. We are committed to working together to develop clinical pathways, share learning and enable quality improvements to happen at pace.”

Yet more meaningless buzzword bingo from NSFT’s toxic and failed management.

Front line staff working in Child, Family and Young People’s mental health describe the situation as ‘chaos’ and are utterly demoralised.

Co-production has been virtually non-existent.

The once thriving Youth Council has collapsed.

Management consultants paid huge sums by the Norfolk and Waveney STP refused to engage with parent and carer groups.

A reader comments on the EDP article:

Children and adolescent mental health service was relaunched in 2015 by Gary Page who got absolutely slaughtered from the floor by desperate parents while the service leads sat behind him saying nothing. Mr Page has gone but the silent ones remain. Our children and young people deserve so much better than career builders and pocket liners.

Of course, ‘Youth’ was supposed to be the flagship service of NSFT in the radical redesign. So much for that. But some people secured enormous salary rises and Clinical Excellence Awards off the back of its failure.

This being NSFT, Rob Mack just happens to be the brother of Andy Mack, recently promoted to NSFT Service Director in Norwich and North Norfolk because of his track record of ‘serial success’ at AAT, Wellbeing/IAPT, adult inpatient services at Hellesdon Hospital and CRHT. All part of the ‘new management’ as a result of the radical restructure.

Andy Mack was one of the two candidates interviewed to be the £90k Deputy Chief Operating Officer of NSFT reporting to ultra-successful Stuart Richardson. Andy Mack and Amy Eagle achieved their ‘successes’ in Norfolk during and since the radical redesign.

Surprisingly, both were interviewed in Suffolk, more than fifty miles away from the results of their impressive NSFT track records in Norwich and Norfolk.

Coincidentally, the Head of HR at NSFT, Sarah Goldie, is one of the best friends of the ‘well-prepared’ and successful candidate for the £90k nonjob, Amy Eagle.

Only NSFT would choose two bureaucrat brothers to represent front line nurses on Nurses Day. That’s because, in the toxic management culture at the country’s worst mental health trust, people who go to meetings and dunk biscuits while the trust repeatedly fails are considered far more important than genuine front line staff who try to hold the service together and see patients.

Both Rob and Andy are, as you can imagine, as well-loved by front line clinical staff as Amy Eagle.

Read the article in full on the EDP website:

331 thoughts on “EDP: Young people face five month waiting lists for mental health support”

  1. Wow, incredible weblog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for?
    you made running a blog glance easy. The whole
    glance of your website is excellent, let alone the content material!
    You can see similar here e-commerce

  2. Good – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information ended up being truly simple to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, web site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task.

  3. Someone essentially help to make seriously articles I would state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish extraordinary. Magnificent job!

  4. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

  5. Hi there, just become aware of your weblog via Google, and located that it is really informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you happen to continue this in future. Numerous people shall be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  6. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  7. F*ckin’ tremendous things here. I’m very glad to look your post. Thanks a lot and i am taking a look forward to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  8. FitSpresso stands out as a leading weight loss product currently dominating the market. This potent supplement asserts its ability to facilitate healthy weight loss naturally, free from any adverse side effects. Its formulation incorporates clinically studied ingredients that synergistically contribute to promoting natural fat burning, elevating metabolism, and sustaining enduring weight loss.

  9. Prostadine is a 100 natural supplement that helps in ensuring that your prostate remains healthy and functions optimally even as you age. It also helps in reducing symptoms like frequent urination, weak urine stream and urine leakage. With its easy-to-use dropper, you can maintain proper prostate health without any hassle and ensure that you enjoy a healthy life even as you grow older.

  10. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  11. Introducing Boostaro, a powerful age-supporting supplement meticulously crafted to enhance healthy blood flow in men, all from the comfort of their own homes. This formula harnesses the potency of clinically studied ingredients to naturally promote firmness and vitality, eliminating the need for costly treatments or painful surgical procedures. Carefully selected, Boostaro’s ingredients work in synergy to enhance strength, stamina, and rejuvenate youth in a natural and holistic manner.

  12. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  13. The DentiCore supplement is designed to promote healthy gums and teeth through an advanced technique and herbal ingredients. With no negative side effects, it contains only natural components. Its formulation focuses on integrating multiple essential elements crucial for maintaining dental health, ensuring pharmaceutical quality. Produced in a GMP-certified US facility registered with the FDA, DentiCore’s formula is safe for your body, containing only ingredients beneficial to your oral system.

  14. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  15. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  16. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped
    me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you
    helped me.

  17. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who was conducting a
    little research on this. And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this matter here on your web page.

  18. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to
    find out where u got this from. many thanks

  19. Magnificent items from you, man. I’ve consider your stuff prior to and you are just extremely great.
    I really like what you’ve bought right here, certainly like what you’re stating and the best way during which you say it.
    You are making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to keep it
    wise. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great website.

  20. I am extremely impressed along with your writing talents and also with the structure to your weblog. Is that this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to peer a nice weblog like this one today..

  21. Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    help with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but
    I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share.
    Kudos!

  22. Wonderful website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks a lot!

  23. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more
    than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all.
    But think of if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this website could undeniably
    be one of the best in its niche. Amazing blog!

  24. naturally like your web site however you need to take a look at the spelling on several of
    your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to inform the reality however I’ll surely come back again.

  25. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though
    you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know
    what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site
    when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  26. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information.
    Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

  27. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems
    locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an e-mail.
    I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested
    in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  28. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and
    was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Thank you

  29. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any methods to help reduce content from being stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  30. Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

  31. I simply could not depart your site before suggesting that I actually loved the usual information an individual provide in your visitors? Is gonna be again incessantly to check out new posts.

  32. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again very soon!

  33. I’m not sure why but this site is loading extremely slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  34. Just desire to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your publish is just spectacular and i can assume you are a professional on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with imminent post. Thank you one million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  35. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.
    I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and definitely will come back sometime
    soon. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue
    your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!

  36. Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was super
    long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your
    blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new
    to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for newbie
    blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  37. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

  38. hello there and thanks in your info – I have definitely picked up something new from proper here. I did then again expertise a few technical issues the usage of this website, as I experienced to reload the web site many times previous to I could get it to load properly. I were wondering in case your hosting is OK? Now not that I’m complaining, however sluggish loading circumstances times will often affect your placement in google and could injury your high-quality ranking if ads and ***********|advertising|advertising|advertising and *********** with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and can glance out for a lot extra of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you replace this again very soon..

  39. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web site in web explorer, may check this?K IE nonetheless is the market leader and a large component of folks will miss your great writing because of this problem.

  40. I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to view the same high-grade content by you
    later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has
    encouraged me to get my own blog now 😉

  41. It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy
    that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this.

    Thank you for sharing.

  42. Nice post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am inspired! Extremely useful information specifically the closing section 🙂 I handle such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  43. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it ;
    ) I am going to return yet again since i have bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide others.

  44. Howdy this is kind of of off topic but I
    was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  45. Normally I don’t read article on blogs, but I
    wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so!

    Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  46. You really make it seem really easy with your presentation however I find this topic to be really something that I believe I’d by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very huge for me. I’m having a look forward in your next publish, I¦ll attempt to get the cling of it!

  47. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Plz reply back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know wheere u got this from. thanks

  48. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and
    starting a new project in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided
    us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  49. Hello my family member! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice
    written and come with approximately all important infos. I’d like to look extra posts like this .

  50. hi!,I really like your writing so a lot! share we keep up a correspondence more approximately your post on AOL?
    I require a specialist in this house to solve my problem.
    Maybe that is you! Looking ahead to look you.

  51. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
    and say I really enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
    Thanks a lot!

  52. Hi, just required you to know I he added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I believe your internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make reading your blog significantly easier.

  53. Howdy I am so glad I found your blog page, I really found you by
    mistake, while I was researching on Digg for something
    else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say
    thanks for a tremendous post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    go through it all at the minute but I have saved it and
    also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome
    job.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top