[PDF] Improving young people's experiences in transition to and from inpatient mental health settings: a quick guide for mental health practitioners supporting young people

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publication date:
01 February 2019


Transitions into and out of inpatient mental health settings are an important time for young people and their families. Providing expert support and taking enough time to plan, particularly at discharge, can give them the best chance of recovery.

This quick guide will help practitioners to work with young people to ensure that they are prepared for a planned admission and that their care and support after discharge is tailored to their needs.

It covers:

  • Planning for admission
  • Preparing for discharge
  • Care and support after discharge
  • Crisis planning
  • Information and support for parents and carers