#MentalHealth month week 4: Prevention and young people

The Cavendish Square Group is committed to making London a centre of excellence which supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Promoting good mental health from an early age – at home and in schools, reducing the stigma attached to talking about mental health conditions and ensuring evidence-based early interventions are available, are all key to improving outcomes for the capital’s children and young people.

In Q4 of 2015, over £8m was invested in London’s Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) transformation plans, covering initiatives linked to; eating disorders, schools/education centres, waiting times and evidence-based IAPT schemes. However, as the infographic below shows, there is much work to be done to level up services for London’s youth and make sure they have access to the right support.

Throughout week four of NHS England London’s #mentalhealth month, we’ll be publishing information about the services and initiatives our member Trusts are engaged with which focus on promoting good mental health and preventing mental ill-health among London’s children and young people.

 

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