Sue has been fortunate enough to work across the field of mental health, in particularly child and adolescent mental health, as both a clinician and researcher. As a national leader in her profession of psychiatry and medicine, when President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists she helped bring Parity in law for mental health. As Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges she has helped doctors understand the importance of the mental health and well-being of their patients whatever their illness or circumstance.
She continually works with young people to inform policy makers locally nationally and internationally about what matters and how together we can improve the mental health of young people families and local populations.
Currently she is Chair of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC), Senior Clinical Advisor to Health Education England (HEE) for Mental Health and a Non-Executive Director at Manchester University NHS Foundation trust.
We all have our own values systems, which means what matters to us. Whilst a whole system approach to children and young people’s health is imperative, we know that tensions can arise as a result of differences between the different stakeholders’ values. By always working in partnership with evidence based practice, values-based practice provides the skills and other resources needed to support balanced decision-making between stakeholders, within a framework of shared values.
This presentation will look at what values-based practice is in the context of a ‘whole systems approach’ to the mental health of children and young people with disabilities. It will explore why it is important to improve integrated working with a wide range of stakeholders including young people and families. It will also look at The Values-Based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission and the Values Based Network, which the CYPMHC are involved with.