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WMiC - Issue 19 - Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper Departments for Health and for Education

Posted on 13 December 2017 (Permalink)

Consultation closes 2nd March 2018

This green paper sets out the Government’s ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health are able to get it when they need it. The green paper’s focus is on earlier intervention and prevention especially in schools and colleges. The proposals include:

  • creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support teams
  • every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health
  • a new four-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas

Full details can be found here.