Big changes for childrens and young people's mental health provision in schools. The Green Paper was published 4th December 2017 and the consultation finished 2nd March 2018. Watch this space for the White Paper.
The key points for schools are:
- Every school and college will be incentivised to identify a Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health;
- New Mental Health support Teams will be funded, supervised by NHS children and young people’s mental health staff, to provide specific extra capacity for early intervention and on-going help; and
- A four week waiting time will be trialled for access to specialist NHS children and young people’s mental health services.