To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to encourage schools, CCGs and local education authorities to work more collaboratively to tackle mental health issues in children and young people.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
24 November 2020
The Government’s Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health aims to improve the provision of mental health support through its key proposals, including creating new Mental Health Support Teams in and near schools and colleges.
These teams will support mental health leads in schools and colleges to put in place effective whole school/college approach to promote and support good mental health. They will work alongside the support that already exists, such as counselling, educational psychologists, school nurses, pastoral care, educational welfare officers, local authority provision and National Health Service mental health services.