Mental Health Services: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 7th July 2015.

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Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Conservative, Derby North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems.

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

We are working to develop seamless and integrated mental health services for children and young people through a major transformation programme backed by additional funding. NHS England are expanding the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme to cover all England by 2018 and, with the Department for Education, developing single points of contact for mental health in schools.

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