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Mental Health Services: Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 18607, tabled on 18 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding a network of early support hubs for young people to access mental health support.

Answered on

25 June 2021

The Government is investigating the early access model of support, but there are no present plans to create a network of early support hubs across the country. There are currently around 60 ‘hubs’ in England which feature early intervention and prevention services. They are locally designed and funded and often provide several services such as sexual health clinics or careers advice. Clinical commissioning groups and local authorities work with local partners to understand local needs and commission services on that basis.