Child mental health

The Centre for Mental Health has published a report providing economic analysis of investment in mental health support for children and young people aged between 0 and 25 in England. Findings include: there is underinvestment in the mental health of 0-25-year-olds and spending is highly variable across different locations; the prevalence of mental health difficulties has increased amongst children and young people; and despite government investment, there is an absence of funding for core services needed to improve mental health support nationwide. Recommendations include: the government should develop a comprehensive mental health investment strategy for those aged 0-25 years, including clear ambitions to reduce prevalence of mental health difficulties; and the government should fund a network of early support hubs across the country to help to close gaps in provision.

Read the press release: Government must invest in comprehensive mental health support from age 0 to 25, says new report from Centre for Mental Health
Download the report: Time for action – investing in comprehensive mental health support for children and young people (PDF)

Source: Centre for Mental Health

Date: 14 December 2021

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