As well as the direct impact on the well-being of those affected, mental illness has a substantial impact on society  as a whole.
The most disruptive outcome of poor transition from CAMHS to AMHS is that young people with on-going needs might disengage from care .
Improving transitional care has the potential to interrupt a negative spiral at an early stage, with huge and far-reaching benefits  to individuals with mental illness, their friends and family, and society as a whole.