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Mind responds to Health and Social Care Committee report into children and young people's mental health

Thursday, 09 December 2021 Mind

Responding to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health report by the Health and Social Care Committee out today: 

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive at Mind, said: 

"Unsurprisingly this report found that young adults face some of the widest gaps in mental health support. Mind has been campaigning with other mental health organisations for the UK Government to invest in a network of hubs for 11–25-year-olds across England. These hubs enable young people with emerging mental health problems to get the support they need without an appointment or referral. We are pleased that the Committee has recommended that the UK Government funds this model of mental health support in every area across the country.

"If the UK Government does not act on this recommendation, it risks betraying an entire generation by potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis, with the NHS picking up the pieces.”

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