The government has launched a green paper on proposals to provide access to children and young people's mental health support in schools and colleges.

Under schemes to improve services, the government plans to:

  • Introduce 'designated mental health leads' in schools and colleges
  • Set up mental health support teams working with schools to give young people earlier access to services
  • Pilot a four-week waiting time for NHS Children and Young People's Mental Health Services

See the Contact website for more information.