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Health minister earmarks £7 million for child and adolescent mental health

Funding follows government report to support whole-school approach to improve well-being

Funding follows government report to support whole-school approach to improve well-being


Health minister Vaughan Gething. Picture: Getty

An additional £7.1 million of funding will help to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales, health minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

The new investment will support the implementation of the Welsh Government’s response to the recommendations made by the National Assembly’s children, young people and education committee in its Mind over Matter report last year.

Previous investments

The funding builds on previous investments in child and adolescent mental health services and will support the whole-school approach to improve mental health and well-being.

Mr Gething said: ‘We’ve taken action to put services in place to help children and young people deal with the pressures of everyday life.

‘In recent years, we have been able to provide additional funding to expand the numbers of specialist staff and develop new services.’

Further information

National Assembly for Wales (2018) Mind over Matter: a Report on the Step Change Needed in Emotional and Mental Health Support for Children and Young People in Wales

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