The Department of Health is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.
The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges. Read the green paper here: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper
The proposals include:
• creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support teams
• every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health
• a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas