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Prime Minister announces plans for transforming mental health support

The Prime Minister has announced a; ‘comprehensive package of measures to transform mental health support in our schools, workplaces and communities.’

“What I am announcing are the first steps in our plan to transform the way we deal with mental illness in this country at every stage of a person’s life: not in our hospitals, but in our classrooms, at work and in our communities.

This starts with ensuring that children and young people get the help and support they need and deserve – because we know that mental illness too often starts in childhood and that when left untreated, can blight lives, and become entrenched.”
Theresa May Prime Minister 9/1/17

The plans aim to make mental health an everyday concern for every bit of the system, helping ensure that no one affected by mental ill-health goes unattended. It includes:

•    new support for schools with every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health first aid training and new trials to look at how to strengthen the links between schools and local NHS mental health staff. There will also be a major thematic review of children and adolescent mental health services across the country, led by the Care Quality Commission, to identify what is working and what is not and a new green paper on children and young people’s mental health to set out plans to transform services in schools, universities and for families

Source: Press release: Prime Minister unveils plans to transform mental health support

The Government’s response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health​

Related event:


Transforming Mental Health Services for Children & Young Adults
Monday 30 January 
De Vere West One, London


9 January 2017

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