Nana Owusu & Meg Wamithi
Director - Clinical Lead & Strategic Programmes and Innovation Lead | Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind
‘Crisis Alternatives: What seamless, wraparound crisis care looks like in practice for Children and Young People’
This talk introduces “Crisis Alternatives” and their practical implementation in a unique youth crisis prevention café. Developed in collaboration with young people, this approach prioritises their needs and eliminates stigma.
Exploring the model’s core elements, we stress the creation of a youth-friendly, non-stigmatising space where young people can access immediate support during emotional and mental health distress or crisis. Moreover, we underscore the vital importance of culturally responsive and trauma-informed care and spaces. Including First hand experiences from someone who navigated CAMHS and Adult services will illuminate this need.
Join us to envision a new crisis care standard, seamlessly wrapping around young people in a nurturing, understanding environment. Together, we’ll redefine youth support systems, offering a brighter future for those facing emotional and mental health distress and crisis.