DELPHI STUDY Designing a community based service model to promote mental health and well-being

East of EnglandMental Health
Start Date: 31 Jul 2014 End Date: 31 Jul 2016


This study aims to work with a broad range of stakeholder groups, including children, young people and parents, to determine key components of a service model to promote the mental health and well being of children and young people in the region. Whilst other areas have undertaken stakeholder consultation to inform the redesign of child and adolescent mental health services these have used less systematic consultation methods (e.g. focus groups and surveys) to reach consensus as to the way forward for service delivery, or have focussed on mental health care delivered in one particular setting (e.g. primary care).


  • To define consensus on the aims and characteristics of service model promoting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Identify the barriers and facilitators to establishing and delivering such service model.
  • To map the population needs of Cambridgeshire as well as the current resources available to respond to need.
  • To map the steps needed to implement a new service model.
Dr Emma Howarth