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Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood, also known as 'transition', is when young people move into adulthood and describes the process of moving from childhood to adulthood.

Most young people will move through their teenage years without additional support outside of their family or education support, however others need more help and it will continue beyond the age of 19 until the young person is 25.

All schools or education settings should provide career guidance for their pupils and should start to support preparing for adulthood as early as possible.

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What happens when you call NHS 111

Some people with a learning disability, autism or both do not know what NHS 111 is. This is a short film for people with learning disabilities, autism or both which shows:

- what NHS 111 is for
- what to expect during a 111 call
- tips on how to have a good 111 call. 

Transition from child and adolescent to adult mental services - a young persons perspective

Three young people describe, in an intensely personal way, how the transition from CAMHS felt for them. They discuss the onset of their mental health problems and their experience of transition to adult services, which they describe as scary, confusing, and ‘like falling down a cliff with rocky bits’.

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