A new Government Report published on the 27th September 2018 confirms that people with SMI are at a greater risk of poor physical health and have a higher premature mortality than the general population:
Transition to adults’ services can be a difficult time for young people. They need support and reassurance to help them move on to a more independent life. Building independence through planning for transition, a new quick guide from NICE and SCIE, explains how early planning and access to the right information can help young people and their families to make the right choices. It is based on the NICE guideline and quality standard for this topic and will be of interest to all practitioners in children’s and adults’ services who support young people at transition.