Children and young people’s mental health response could be ‘shot in the arm’, says Mental Health Network

25 July 2018 – NHS Confederation

Responding to the Department for Health and Social Care’s response to consultation on the children and young people’s mental health green paper, Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said:

“The mental health of our children and young people is of paramount importance and, despite some excellent and innovative schemes from our members, we know there is much more that can be done.

“What has been confirmed today could be a shot in the arm the system so desperately needs – there are welcome commitments on workforce, waiting times and an all-important strengthening of links between education and health care providers.

“New faces will be welcome and we look forward to more information on these new roles and their recruitment and training.

“More fundamentally, mental Health services are lacking the funding they need. So we look forward to working with the new Secretary of State to put things right through the long term NHS investment.”

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