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Health and Social Care Committee report: The Government’s Green Paper on mental health: failing a generation

Date: 23/5/2018
Summary: The Government’s proposed Green Paper on young people’s mental health lacks any ambition and will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it.

This is according to a May 2018 report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the Government’s Green Paper on young people’s mental health.


The Committee have published a social story alongside the report, which states:

The report states that the Government’s Green Paper has a narrow scope and fails to consider how to prevent mental health difficulties in the first place. It calls for a strategy around prevention and root causes.

It recommends the Government gathers independent evidence on the impacts of exam pressure and social media on young people’s mental health. Also needed is an assessment of transition services between youth and adulthood.

The Government has two months to respond to the report.

Source: Equality and Diversity Forum

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