Best For You is a new approach to mental health care designed for – and in consultation with – young people and their families.
As part of the programme, we are building two state-of-the-art NHS spaces, creating outstanding environments in which professionals can care for young people’s mental and physical health in new and bespoke ways.
In addition, Best For You brings together a wide range of tried-and-tested digital resources on one website, providing 24/7 support for young people. It also connects organisations within and beyond the NHS to provide early intervention support, clinical assessment and specialist treatment.
By joining up these different elements of support, we’re helping to address the growing and urgent crisis in young people’s mental health, making it easier for them to access the help they need.
The project is run in partnership by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, West London NHS Trust, and CW+. It is being evaluated by academic experts at Imperial College.
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust provides physical and mental health care services. The majority of its services are provided in the community, which means it treats people in their homes or from clinics close to their homes.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of specialist and general hospital services at its two main hospital sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital. It also provides community care for a range of services.
West London NHS Trust provides mental health, community and social care services for children, young people, and adults in the boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow.
CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They work with the Trust to create world-class facilities, drive innovation and research, and enhance patient and staff wellbeing. Using its expertise in partnership building, arts in health and healthcare innovation, CW+ develops creative solutions to support an evolving NHS.
Imperial College and the Applied Research Collaborative are the evaluation partners for Best For You. They’ll make sure that Best For You delivers impact by measuring outcomes for young people and their families, advising on change, and supporting Best For You to roll out their work to other areas of the UK.