Government announces mental health reforms, with focus on support for young people

January 10, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday announced reforms to mental health services, with a focus on children and young people.
From the BBC
The announcement includes information about additional training for teachers, an extra £15m for community care, and improved support in the workplace. Measures outlined by the Prime Minister also included more focus on community-based care, training for employers and organisations to support staff, and trials strengthening links between education and NHS specialist staff.

  • You can read Healthwatch England’s response to the announcement on their website here
  • Read Healthwatch Birmingham’s report about care plan provision for people in Birmingham living with a serious mental illness here.

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