Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: A Green Paper


Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper: Consultation

The consultation will be open for 13 weeks and will close at noon on 2 March 2018.


Improving support for children and young people’s mental health has been identified as a top priority for this Government. This green paper on children and young people’s mental health aims to ensure that those who need it are able to access the right help for their mental health, in the right place and at the right time. It focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, particularly in or linked to schools and colleges. All responses to the consultation are welcomed including from those who have experience of mental ill-health or know someone close to them who has such experience. The consultation focuses on how the proposals in the green paper will be implemented. This consultation has 21 questions. However, you do not have to answer all of them. Only answer those questions you want to or those which are relevant to you.

In summary, the Green Paper proposes:

  • A mental health lead in every school and college
  • Mental health support teams working with schools and colleges
  • Shorter waiting times
  • A specific focus on the mental health of 16- to 25-year-olds
  • Improving the understanding of mental health; researching the impact of internet and social media, researching how to support families and research into prevention of mental health problems

A quick read version of the Green Paper is available on

You can respond to the consultation on

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