IPC a delivery partner of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Commissioning Development Programme

“helpful, informative and at a good pace and balance between input and discussion"
IPC facilitators Graeme McLaren and Mark Molloy delivered the first seminar of a one year development programme aimed at commissioners implementing 'Future in Mind and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health' in February 2017.

The programme, commissioned by NHS England and co-ordinated by NEL Consulting, covers topics including leadership development and the use of data to commission evidence-based, effective services.
The seminar delivered by IPC was titled ‘Strategic Planning for Better Outcomes’.  It focused on:

  • putting children and young people’s voices and experiences at the centre of commissioning
  • commissioning for a whole systems approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • mapping your commissioning arrangements against good practice
  • what makes a good quality mental health and emotional wellbeing service
  • how to map services and a children and young people-centred pathway through them

Participants were overwhelmingly positive about the event, with several welcoming the chance to reflect on their work and to discuss ideas and approaches with others.  They also welcomed the opportunity to hear from young people and about what is happening in other areas.  The facilitation of the event by IPC consultants was also complimented by participants.

IPC will deliver a further seminar in April, ‘Leading and Enabling Change’ and further details will be made available shortly.

Find out more about seminar materials here.

Click here to learn more about the programme, which aims to develop commissioner capability and confidence to deliver real change and improve outcomes for children and young people.  Participants can choose to accredit their learning from the programme and gain a Certificate of Credit in Commissioning and Purchasing for Public Care from Oxford Brookes University.