Consultation: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision

The government has published proposals to improve mental health support for children and young people in England. Over £300 million has been made available to fund them.

They’re asking people for their views on the planned measures, which are set out in a green paper.

Measures include:

  • encouraging every school and college to have a ‘designated senior mental health lead’
  • setting up mental health support teams working with schools, to give children and young people earlier access to services
  • piloting a 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services

To read the Green Paper click on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper

This consultation closes at midday on 2 March 2018.

The consultation is here: https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/