The first phase of work delivered by the sCAMHS work stream has been a Baseline Variations and Opportunities (BVO) assessment of sCAMHS. This was the first comprehensive audit of sCAMHS undertaken with all health boards in Wales to:

  • Highlight and minimise variations in Welsh services
  • Provide an opportunity to share good practice
  • Identify areas to target the additional £7.65m CAMHS investment
  • Identify areas for high impact change of service improvement.

Following on from the audit, the work stream developed a Framework to support health boards to achieve consistent outcomes across Wales.  The first edition was launched in June 2016. It provides a clear definition of the role of sCAMHS, together with pathways for Crisis Care, Eating Disorders and Early Intervention in Psychosis.  Additional pathways will be developed as areas of high impact change are agreed.

Chair: Siân Stewart        Lead Officer: Glyn Jones




Carl Shortland WHSSC

Welsh Health Specialised Services

Angela Brennan

Betsi Cadwaladwr UHB


Julie Cude

Cwm Taf UHB

CAMHS Nursing

Dr Jennifer Evans

Cardiff and Vale UHB


Euan Hails

Hywel Dda UHB

Early Intervention in Psychosis

Glyn Jones


sCAMHS Commissioning

Helen Kirkaldie

Aneurin Bevan UHB


Ana Llewellyn

Delivery Unit

Service Delivery and Review

Shane Mills

Cwm Taf UHB (QAIT)

Collaborative Commissioning

Zoe Page

NHS Benchmarking

Data Benchmarking

Sharon Stirrup

Powys tHB

CAMHS Nursing

Dr Dave Williams

Welsh Government

CAMHS Advisor

Matt Wyatt

Public Health Wales

Performance Improvement

Dr Isobel Davey Abertawe Bro Morgannwg CAMHS Clinical Lead
Alun Thomas Hafal High Needs Engagement


        T&F Groups for specific products & broader stakeholder events


Cross sector working to deliver best possible care to improved outcomes.


Products being developed:

  • Pathway development plans for self harm and psychiatric liaison
  • Clear definitions and guidance for children and young people, their families and carers
  • Referral advice and guidance for professionals

Lead Officer: Glyn Jones


Chair: Dave Williams