The Department of Health has announced an allocation of £143m in children and young people’s mental health funding which is part of the promised £2.5bn investment committed by the government over the next five years.
It is expected that the funding boost will include a guarantee that 95% of patients will be seen within four weeks of referral by 2020.
Mental health stigma is a major barrier to emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Around 60% of Looked after Young People have some level of mental health problem (National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence) and in addition are often amongst the most marginalised in our society.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Click here to read their research on 'Improving the mental health of Looked After Young People: An exploration of mental health stigma'.