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The Kings Fund: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision – our response

"In January 2017, Theresa May announced the government’s intention to publish a Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health tackling the burning injustice of poor mental health care. The Green Paper Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision was published at the end of 2017, and a subsequent consultation paper outlines how the government intends to achieve this. 

he core proposals for consultation include the following. 

  • All schools and colleges will be incentivised and supported to identify and train a designated senior lead for mental health who will oversee the approach to mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health support teams will be set up to locally address the needs of children and young people with mild to moderate mental health issues; they will work with schools and colleges to link with more specialist NHS services.
  • Piloting reduced waiting times for NHS services for those children and young people who need specialist help.


The consultation focuses on whether the balance between schools, colleges and secondary mental health services is right and seeks views on the best approaches to support implementation and the identification of good practice and evidence to support delivery."



Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children
Monday 23 April 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Improving Services & Outcomes for People who Self Harm
Friday 4 May 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

Mental Health Awareness Training
Monday 9 July 
De Vere West One Conference Centre

8 March 2018


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