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Consultation – Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper

January 11, 2018

Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper

CAMHS – Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Services is a key area of focus for the NNPCF.

The government 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.

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

The NNPCF would like to co-produce their response to this consultation with its members.  We are therefore seeking the views of individual forums which should be passed to your Regional Representative to inform the response by Friday 6th February 2018.

In addition, we would encourage responses from local parent carer forums and  individual parent carers with lived experience or an interest in this area to respond.

The consultation documentation can be accessed here.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper

https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/