NEWS

29 April 2019

Final Dissemination Event - a full success! 

Westminster, London, UK

Thanks for attending! - the MILESTONE team

The "MILES TO GO" event took place at the end of April 2019. Thanks to all who contributed, participated, and presented their data and the most pressing issues regarding the transition from to child to adult mental health care! The programme included talks on the key results of the MILESTONE project, a movie, and lots of time for interaction with and questions from the public.

29 April 2019

MILESTONE in The Guardian!

London, UK

Article illustration. Click on image to get to the original article.

Britain has 9.4 specialist inpatient beds per 100,000 young people for those who are suffering from conditions such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. That places it 18th in a league table of the 28 EU countries, researchers say. Click here to read the full article.

10 May 2019

Fantastic VIDEO by our Young Project Advisors!

London, UK

YouTube Video

Recently, the MILESTONE project hast come to an end, and our very active Young Project Advisors have produced a fabulous conclusion video about what the key issues in transitioning from youth to adult mental health care are from THEIR perspective, including their experiences of being involved in the MILESTONE research study. Please like, spread the word & share!

 

Are you entering adulthood and soon too old for child healthcare? How can we help you with your transition into adult healthcare?

We are a group of researchers and mental health experts from 8 different European countries with a special interest in young people’s mental health and what happens when young people need to move from a service, often one for children and young people, to a service for adults – a process often referred to as ‘transition’. Poor or disjointed support and care at this point has been reported in many countries and is a policy concern of many governments. In order to find out the best ways of helping young people transition, over the last three years we have been getting in touch with young people approaching the transition phase of care to invite them to join the MILESTONE study. Young people, their parents and carers and the clinicians working with them, have all been contributing their knowledge and experiences of transition, including trying out a new suite of tools for monitoring young people’s outcomes.

2018 is the start of our final study year and to date, we have succeeded in recruiting over 1000 young people  and over 900 parents and carers. We have completed three of the four rounds of data gathering and we are now embarking on the final round of outcomes monitoring and follow-up assessments. All being well, we expect to complete our information gathering by 31th December 2018 and will then begin a cross-country programme of sharing our findings and learning from the study.

If you are one of the participants in the MILESTONE study, we would like to thank you for your continued support and contributions. We are very grateful! If you have not been involved, we hope that you will keep watching for our study findings which we hope will make a real difference to improving transition for all young people in contact with mental health services and their parents and carers.

The MILESTONE team

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