What does it mean?
Health and wellbeing are holistic concepts, and physical and mental health are intimately connected. CYPHP's Mind and Body approach to care means focusing on the whole child or young person. Truly CYP-centred care means considering physical and mental health together, as standard practice.
Why is it needed?
Physical and mental health are too often considered separately in healthcare. This makes it harder to deliver CYP-centred care. This fragmentation particularly affects CYP with long-term conditions.
What makes it happen?
CYPHP has developed a model of care for CYP with long-term conditions which starts by looking at the whole child, considering their physical, mental, and social needs. Care can then be delivered according to need.
How will we know it's better?
CYP with long-term conditions will have more comprehensive care which accounts for their physical, mental, and social needs. Holistic care will start becoming standard practice. CYP will be healthier.