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Transforming mental health services for children and young people: the latest government green paper

Ahead of Mental Health Nurses' Day, RCN forum chair Ed Freshwater and professional lead Catherine Gamble urge mental health nurses to articulate what they do
Child mental health

Ahead of Mental Health Nurses' Day, RCN forum chair Ed Freshwater and professional lead Catherine Gamble urge mental health nurses to articulate what they do

It is difficult to hide from the statistics that highlight how many children and young people are experiencing poor mental health.

According to new data, one in eight 5-19 year olds in England had at least one mental health disorder when they were assessed in 2017 (NHS Digital 2018).

In an attempt to prevent these statistics from getting worse, NHS England and the government are trying to transform services for children and young people.

£300 million

Amount the government is investing in the transformation of children and young people’s mental health services

Green paper

Following consultation, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education have

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