Children in England will be able to access mental health support at school or college under Government proposals to transform services for young people. The Government [on 4 December] set out ambitious plans in a green paper “Transforming Children and Young People’s Memtal Health Provision” to increase mental health support and provide earlier access to services, and over £300 million funding to take the proposals forward.
- New measures signal a fundamental shift in mental health support, with over £300 million funding available
- Training for senior designated mental health leads in schools to improve prevention work
- Earlier access to services through the creation of new Mental Health Support Teams working in and directly with schools
- New four week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted