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22m for young mental health care

Up to 22 million will be made available over the next three years to improve therapy for young people with mental health problems, Nick Clegg has announced.

The Deputy Prime Minister said "too many young people suffer in silence" and it was important their illnesses were "not simply swept under the carpet".

The extra funding is intended to ensure more young people in England can be helped, as well as providing access to a wider range of psychological therapies.

These include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a type of talking therapy, and family group therapy.

Treatment will also focus on major issues such as eating disorders, depression, self-harm and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Some cash will be spent on extra training for NHS staff and those who work with young people such as teachers, social workers and counsellors.

Figures from the Department of Health suggest one in 10 children aged five to 16 has a clinically diagnosable mental health problem.

Mr Clegg said: "Too many young people suffer in silence with mental health problems. This is vital investment that will give children the very best tailored treatment to restore them to good health, so that their illnesses are not simply swept under the carpet."

The new money will be spent on the Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) project.

YoungMinds chief executive Sarah Brennan said: "We are delighted that the Government has committed to further extending IAPT services for children and young people. Intervening early when a child or young person starts struggling to cope is proven to reduce the likelihood of that young person developing much more severe and entrenched mental health problems."

 

 

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