Low-level mental health support

A report has been published by the Children’s Commissioner investigating the amount spent by local areas in England on low-level mental health support. Findings indicate that there is a wide disparity in spending between different areas, with 58% of areas reporting a real-terms increase in spend per child between 2016/17 and 2018/19 whilst 37% saw a real-terms fall. The report recommends the government should increase the focus on spend for early support for children with mental health issues as part of a wider strategy to increase access to children’s mental health services. 

Source: Children’s Commissioner  Date: 10 April 2019

Further information: Over a third of local areas in England reduce real terms spending on low level children’s mental health services

Early access to mental health support (PDF)

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