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

Last updated 25 July 2018

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

This consultation ran from 04.12.2017 to 02.03.2018.

Consultation description
The Government wanted people’s views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.

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

The proposals included:

  • 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

Detail of outcome
The Department of Health & Social Care and the Department for Education held a public consultation on ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper’.

The Government’s response to the consultation sets out:

  • what it heard over the course of the consultation
  • its response to respondents’ views
  • next steps for implementing the green paper’s proposals

See also the Government’s response to an inquiry into the green paper by the Health and Social Care and Education select committees.

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