Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:45 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education) 3:45 pm, 4th December 2018

I have already mentioned that £1.4 billion will be put into young people’s mental health services. I do not have the precise figure that the hon. Lady asks for, but I am happy to write to her with it. I suspect that it will not have been determined precisely at this point, but our plan is to increase that spending, and we can only get to that through careful marshalling of our economy, because our economy of course produces the wealth that enables us to provide such a level of funding.

In the debate, there was a reference to eating disorders. The Government are on track to meet, or are exceeding, waiting-time standards for eating disorder services and early intervention in psychosis.