- The government has announved that it will provide £3.3 million to expand 23 local projects across England supporting children and young people’s mental health.
- Thousands of young people will benefit from new mental health support including counselling, mentoring and wellbeing programmes in their communities.
- The projects supported by this money have an emphasis on improving access to support outside of NHS services, including for groups such as LGBT young people or those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Why this matters:
Ensuring young people have access to good mental health support can help them to thrive later in life. That’s why we are transforming local mental health care – backed by an extra £2.3 billion a year through the NHS Long Term Plan.