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Table 5 Themes identified within each key priority area

From: Advancing methodology for scoping reviews: recommendations arising from a scoping literature review (SLR) to inform transformation of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Areas of service provision Key priorities for local CAMHS redesign Themes identified
Prevention and promotion of MH and wellbeing School based prevention Evaluation of school-based prevention programmes
Development of school-based prevention programmes
Suicide prevention Evaluation of school-based suicide prevention programs
Evaluation of community-based suicide prevention programs
Development and description of suicide prevention programs
Education and raising awareness Evaluation of school MH education/awareness/anti-stigma programs
Assessment of MH literacy
Assessment of attitudes towards MH problems
Screening and identification School based identification Development of school-based identification programmes
Evaluation of school-based mental health identification programmes
Screening in healthcare settings Outcomes of MH screening in healthcare settings
MH screening in healthcare setting and subsequent referral/use of MH services
Parental attitudes towards MH screening in healthcare settings
MH professionals’ attitudes towards MH screening in healthcare settings
Screening tools Development and psychometric properties of screening measures
Feasibility/ acceptability/ utility of screening measures
Access to CAMHS Barriers for access and referral Organizational and administrative barriers for access to CAMHS
Users’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives on barriers to seeking help/ access to CAMHS/ treatment engagement
Demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with seeking help/ access to CAMHS/ treatment engagement
Wait times and improving access Interventions to reduce wait times and/ or improve access to CAMHS
Improving access through providing MH services in schools/primary care settings
Impact of wait times on attendance/ treatment engagement
Service/ patient factors associated with wait times
Provision of CAMHS Service delivery models Interagency collaboration
Coordination of care
School-based MH services
Integrated/comprehensive services Evaluation of an integrated care model
Technology enabled MH interventions Evaluation of technology enabled MH interventions
Attitudes towards technology enabled MH interventions
Development and description of technology enabled MH interventions
Service evaluation and improvement Service redesign and implementation Implementation of services
Diffusion of innovations
Service improvement/redesign
User experience/satisfaction Service users’ experience of CAMHS
Service users’ satisfaction with CAMHS
Development and psychometric properties of users satisfaction with services measures
Outcome monitoring Routine outcome monitoring
Service outcomes
Development and psychometric properties of outcome measures
Quality indicators Development and psychometric properties of quality measures
Quality assessment
Development of quality standards