Changes made after teen’s death

Changes are being made to mental health services in Sheffield after the death of a 15-year-old boy.

Noah Lomax, of Crookes, was found dead due to multiple injuries to the head caused by a high fall.

He was found by the police in Conisborough, Doncaster on 2 August 2018, one day after he was reported missing.

Noah was on the autistic spectrum and struggled with his mental health. He was known to mental health services in the area, including Door 43 and CAHMS.

An inquiry within the NHS found that there needed to be better communication between mental health services.

CAHMS now has an electronic referral system and is looking to develop a self-referral system by April 2020. Currently patients must be referred by their doctors.

Clinical psychologist at CAHMS, Claire Pearson, said: “All our staff are now phoning referrers or carers to obtain more information if the forms do not contain enough information”

The inquest continues.

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