NHS England comments on UCL and National Children’s Bureau report on young people’s depression
Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director at NHS England, said: “NHS services for children and young people are expanding at their fastest rate in a decade. This year the NHS will treat an additional 30,000 children and young people, supported by an additional £280 million of funding. The report demonstrates how critical it is that all services – schools, youth services as well as the NHS – play their part in spotting problems early, and offering solutions.”
Over the course of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health – NHS England’s plan for improving mental health services – treatment and care for children and young people will have been boosted by £1.4 billion.
Improving mental health care for young people includes delivering 70 new and enhanced eating disorder teams, with shorter waits for specialist care and new services in community settings so that people can get help close to their families and home. These services will see at least 3,350 children and young people a year getting treatment for eating disorders.
The Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programmeincludes training for staff in the NHS, local authorities’ children’s services the voluntary and independent sector in evidence based therapies to support children and young people with self-harm, behavioural problems, eating disorders, who have learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression to support parents of 0-5s and staff working in inpatient units or community eating disorder teams. This training is available to services across the country.
Latest News from
New technology, earlier diagnosis and better coordination of care in cancer19/10/2017 09:15:00
The NHS is on-track to transform cancer services in England by 2020/21 according to a report published yesterday by NHS England’s National Cancer Programme.
NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay17/10/2017 11:15:00
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay.
NHS leaders unveil action to boost flu vaccination and manage winter pressures13/10/2017 09:15:00
NHS England, Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS Improvement yesterday reveiled measures to boost the uptake of flu vaccinations along with package of new contingency actions to respond to pressures on frontline services this winter.
Half of adults aged 55 and over have experienced common mental health problems, say Age UK06/10/2017 14:15:00
The charity is joining forces with NHS England to encourage older people to seek help and is calling on GPs to spot the warning signs.