Children and Young People’s mental health – Green Paper
The Department of Health and the Department for Education have published a Green Paper, Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. This sets out the ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health will be able to get it when they need it. The paper focuses on early intervention and prevention, especially in or linked to schools and colleges.
The proposals in the Green Paper include: creating a new workforce of community-based mental health support teams; encouraging every school and college to appoint a designated lead for mental health; and a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health service to be piloted in some areas.
The Government is seeking views on the proposals, and the consultation will be open until midday on Friday 2 March 2018.
Find out more at www.gov.uk