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Youth Health & Wellbeing

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It is important for you to have access to good information and support to keep you healthy and safe as you become an adult. 

Physical health and mental health needs are important.  You need to have the opportunity to participate in exercise and sport, learn about nutrition, eating well and living healthy lifestyles.  You need social opportunities and to participate in a variety of social activities. 

You may need advocacy to represent your views.

You must be aware of staying safe and knowing where there are ‘safe places’ or ‘havens’.  Additionally, if you have complex needs and/or medical issues, you need to be able to access acute health or hospital services.  GP services should be familiar to you for your general health needs and are good places to get advice and support on sexual health, substance abuse, counselling and CAMHS.

On this page, you'll find advice and guidance on various health-related topics; including help with your diagnosis, NHS services and healthcare transformation plans.

If you have achieved the outcomes in your EHC plan by age 19, then no further special educational provision should be required. However, if you are over the age of 18 and continue to have an EHC plan, you may also have social care and health needs that need to be addressed and managed.  

It’s critically important that CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and health providers work closely with local authorities to provide a coordinated and coherent offer to young people with social care and health needs after the age of 19.

List of all Trustee services for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

List of all services at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

More information about the different health services in Cornwall can be found here.

Where can I read about health related information?

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of NHS and social care services in England.

Savvy Kernow keeps you in the know about young person friendly services in Cornwall; providing help and advice about health, wellbeing and everyday life.

We also have a page offering details about services available for specific conditions.

Where can I find out about services for my diagnosis?

You can use our website to search for services specifically for your diagnosis or condition. 

Follow this link for further information about your diagnosis

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (IOS) Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

The STP is a plan for how health and social care will work together over the next 5 years.

The plan aims to:

  • improve health and wellbeing of local people
  • improve the quality of local health and care services
  • make the services good value for money so that we can keep running them for a long time

The plan has been written by health and social care services, voluntary and private organisations and the people who use the services.

Local Transformation Plan (LTP) for children and young people’s emotional mental health and wellbeing

The Cornwall and IOS's Local Transformation Plan is called Turning the Tide.  This plan updates and replaces the Joint CAMHS Strategy Implementation Plan issued in October 2015.  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. 

Transforming Care Partnership Board (TCPB)

Cornwall Council, the Council of the Isles of Scilly and NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group have formed a Transforming Care Partnership Board.

The Transforming Care Partnership have produced a Transforming Care Plan

This plan is for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who have challenging behaviour. The plan aims to ensure that:

  • services have training on understanding people’s needs and person-centred planning
  • ensure people on the autistic spectrum have their needs met
  • children and young people across Cornwall and the IOS have access to the same good care and that transition from children’s to adults services is good
  • people have a choice of where they live and that their housing meets their needs
  • people will have access to person-centred planning and personal budgets
  • people at risk of going into hospital are given support and fewer inpatient beds are used


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