Green paper to transform young people’s mental health provision

Yesterday, the government published a green paper, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision.

It focuses on earlier intervention and prevention – particularly in or linked to schools and colleges. And is now open for consultation until March 2 2018 – you can read a copy online

The paper includes:cover of green paper into young people's mental health provision

  • working with the Children’s Commissioner to explore how social media affects the health of children and young people.
  • looking into the impact that technology has on children and young people’s mental health.
  • finding out how to best support families who need more help
  • piloting shorter waiting times for MH treatment
  • researching how to support families
  • setting up  a new national partnership to improve mental health services for young people aged 16 to 25
  • having designated mental health leads at every school and college in the country