Accessing the Systems Planning Model
You can access the Systems Planning Model in one of two ways, directly on the Internet through your web browser, or by downloading and installing the ‘Runtime’ version of the model on your computer (or server).
Using the web-based model: The web-based model allows you access anywhere at any time (even as a virtual team) to design and test your plans. However, the Internet technology will NOT allow you to save your work or use the model output to illustrate documents and reports.
Adobe Flash Player version 9 (or higher) is required for this functionality. To install Flash player visit Adobe's Flash install page.
Using the 'Runtime' model: Downloading and installing the Runtime version will enable you to save different versions of the model containing your own data, and to copy and paste graphs and tables of performance metrics into Word and PowerPoint files. A User Guide is available below.
If your computer is an NHS or local authority computer you may need to ask your IT team to set this up for you, as many systems will not allow individual users to download programmes.
Help in using the Systems Planning Model
The model contains help and explanation on its various screens. Click on the help buttons on the screen for guidance on how to use the model and an explanation of its data.
If you require more detailed guidance a User Guide contains detailed explanation of the structure of the model, its data and how to use its various controls. Download a pdf of the User Guide.
If you require further support in using the Systems Planning Model contact the ChiMat team
NIMHE (National Institute for Mental Health in England) and the National CAMHS Support Service are planning half-day workshops around the country to give hands on training to commissioners and providers.
For more details, contact your local NIMHE Regional Lead and your NCSS CAMHS Regional Development Worker (RDW).
You do not need to wait for training to use the model.