Childrens’ mental health: Thousands to miss out on help under government plans, say MPs

Ministers’ plans to improve support for children battling mental health problems will still leave thousands without the help they need, a powerful cross-party alliance of MPs has warned.
The joint report by two Commons committees says plans to boost mental health support for children are “just not ambitious enough”. | Credit: PA
A new joint report by two House of Commons committees says the Government’s proposals to boost mental health support for young people do not go far enough and “will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it”.
Ministers published a green paper on the subject late last year, pledging to set up new local mental health support teams and ensure that every school and college had a dedicated person in charge of dealing with the issue.

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