In 2015, the government committed five years of extra funding for children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS). All areas of England were required to submit plans outlining how they will improve their services by 2020.
This POSTnote describes some of the new models of CYPMHS and examines the challenges to their effective implementation.
- The Office for National Statistics estimates that nearly one in four Children and Young People (CYP) show some evidence of mental ill health.
- It is estimated that between £70-100 billion is lost each year in the UK due to poor
- New models of CYP mental health services are currently being developed across the
country to suit the unique needs of local areas. They include whole-system, schoolsbased, community-based and other models, and involve integrating services from across the statutory and voluntary sectors.
- Issues with implementing new service models include data monitoring, recruiting
and retaining staff and funding.
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