Journal article

'Talking a different language': an exploration of the influence of organizational cultures and working practices on transition from child to adult mental health services

Susan McLaren, Ruth Belling, Moli Paul, Tamsin Ford, Tami Kramer, Tim Weaver, Kimberly Hovish, Zoebia Islam, Sarah White, Swaran P Singh



BACKGROUND: Organizational culture is manifest in patterns of behaviour underpinned by beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions, which can influence working practices. Cultural factors and working practices have been suggested to influence the transition of young people moving from child to adult mental health services. Failure to manage and integrate transitional care effectively can lead to young people losing contact with health and social care systems, resulting in adverse effects on health, well-being and potential. METHODS: The study aim was to identify the organisational factors which facilitate or impede transition of young people from child and adolescent mental health services (C..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


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Funding Acknowledgements

The TRACK study was funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Service and Delivery Organisation (SDO) programme. ( The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR SDO programme or the Department of Health.