Mental Health Services

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Conservative, South West Surrey

As this is your last Health questions, Mr Speaker, may I thank you for your many years of campaigning for speech and language therapy for children? It has given great hope to many families in a situation similar to your own.

On the issue of early intervention, given that half of all mental health conditions are established before the age of 14, does the Minister, who is passionate about this, agree that mental health provision in schools is essential? Will she update the House on progress towards the 2023 objective of a quarter of schools having a mental health lead?