Government’s Green Paper on Children’s Mental Health

This green paper is about what the government want to do to help children and young people with their mental health. A green paper is a document where the government states what it wants to do, so that people can tell the government what they think.

Summary: The green paper sets out the ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health are able to get it when they need it.

The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.

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

QUICK READ INFO HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper/quick-read-transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision

FULL GREEN PAPER HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/664855/Transforming_children_and_young_people_s_mental_health_provision.pdf

CONSULTATION ON THE GREEN PAPER CLOSES 2nd MARCH 2018: https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-consultation/