Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price answers questions on children’s mental health

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THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer questions on mental health provisions for children.

Q.-Ruth George MP (Lab)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to implement the proposals in its 2018 response to the Green Paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision.

A-Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

“On 20 December 2018, the Government announced the first wave of 25 trailblazer sites which will trial all three elements of the proposals in the Green Paper.

The first mental health support teams are due to be fully operational by the end of 2019. 12 of the sites will also pilot a four-week waiting time to speed up children and young people’s access to National Health Service mental health services. In addition, the Department for Education will fund a significant new training programme for designated senior leads for mental health in schools and colleges.

The NHS Long Term Plan confirmed the commitment to roll out the proposals to at least 20-25% of the country by the end of 2022/23, subject to learning from the first wave. We are in the process of confirming the next phase of trailblazers.

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