Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Lord Oates Lord Oates Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to children and adolescent mental health services in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows expenditure on children and young people’s mental health services from 2013/14 to 2017/18. Information on expenditure for 2012-13 and earlier is not available.






Clinical commissioning group spend



£516 million

£619 million

£687 million

Specialised commissioning spend

£252 million

£260 million

£319 million

£342 million

£361 million

Total spend



£836 million

£961 million

£1,048 million

Source: NHS England

The 2019 Budget confirmed that the National Health Service will continue to increase mental health investment, by at least £2 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.

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