28 December 2017
Mental Health Green Paper




Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision - A Green Paper


The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people. The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.


The proposals include:


  • creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support teams

  • every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health

  • a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas

For full details of the Government's Green Paper go to: Government Green Paper - Children and Young People's Mental Health




The Government welcomes a wide range of views on the proposals set out in this document. To respond to the consultation, you can complete the online consultation questions at https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/.

The consultation will be open for 13 weeks and will close on 2 March 2018. The Government will publish a response in due course.