Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2021.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health drop-in-support is available on a self-referral basis for people aged 11 to 25 in England who do not meet the threshold for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

There is a range of support available for mental health and wellbeing for children and young people across the National Health Service, local authorities, education and the voluntary and independent sector. The extent of drop-in support on a self-referral basis is a matter for local commissioners across those sectors. Some local areas may commission digital services as part of their children and young people mental health pathway. This may include alternative forms of provision for those in crisis, such as sanctuaries, safe havens and crisis cafes which can provide a more suitable alternative to accident and emergency departments. Subject to local commissioning arrangements, this may include 'digital drop ins' as part of their service.

We have also established local 24 hours a day, seven days a week NHS urgent mental health lines to provide help, advice and support, including for children and young people.

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