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Mental Health Services: Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7218, tabled on 23 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the treatment of young people with mental health conditions.

Answered on

6 August 2020

We remain committed to investing at least £2.3 billion of extra funding a year into mental health services by 2023-24 through the NHS Long Term Plan. This funding underpins our aim for an additional 345,000 children and young people able to access support through National Health Service-funded services or school and college-based mental health support teams.

We also remain committed to delivering the core proposals of Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper, including the introduction of senior leads in mental health and mental health support teams in schools and colleges, as well as the piloting of a four-week waiting time for specialist NHS services, so that there is swifter access for those children and young people that need it.