Manx Care Outlines Plans to Cut CAMHS Waiting List

Manx Care says it will partner up with MCH Psychological Services to begin to reduce waiting lists for psychological therapies for children, young people and adults.

MCH Psychological Services is the charity behind Minds Matter and Isle Listen.

The partnership will see Mind Matters and Isle Listen deliver a range of accredited psychological therapies concentrating initially on children and young people. 

Individuals who are eligible and consent to receiving psychological support from Minds Matter will shortly be proactively contacted by Manx Care.  

Manx Care said it has worked extensively to ensure that a patient’s personal data remains protected and the appropriate patient consent is put in place, with this treatment being free at the point of care. No-one from either Manx Care or Minds Matter will ask patients for any form of payment, or for their bank details or any other financial details, either on the phone, in a letter or via email.

Dave Rickerby, CAMHS Manager, said: ‘We are very aware of the pressures both on children and young people waiting to access psychological support and so we see this move as a positive step in offering the appropriate therapeutic support for them as soon as possible.’

Andrea Chambers, Chief Executive of Minds Matter and Isle Listen, added: ‘We are delighted to be working closely with Manx Care on this programme to reduce waiting times. Our charity has long been aware of the difficulties faced by people trying to access mental health support, either for themselves or for their children. We understand that some people may feel nervous when seeking psychological support and we have worked extremely hard to make sure that any visit to our therapy suites, will be a positive experience that they will be happy to engage with.’