Publish a green paper on young people’s mental health
Last updated: 12:09pm 16 May 2019
Conservative Party Manifesto 2017, p.72
A Conservative government will publish a green paper on young people’s mental health before the end of this year.
According to the most recent national survey data on trends in child mental health, “one in eight (12.8%) 5 to 19-year-olds had at least one mental disorder when assessed”. This policy is a promise to publish a green paper addressing the issue before the end of 2017.
In December 2017, the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision green paper was published. It set out proposals which the government said “represent an ambitious new approach to helping all children and young people live happy and fulfilling lives”.
This policy promise was fulfilled within the specified timescale so we are marking it as ‘done’.
Want to read more?
- Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2017 [PAS] – NHS Digital
- Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper – Gov.uk
- Government Response to the Consultation on Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper and Next Steps – Gov.uk
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