Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being Taskforce

14th October 2014
The Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, has launched the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being Taskforce. The Taskforce will focus on innovative solutions that that improve outcomes for children and young people’s mental health and well-being.  It will look at how to improve the way children's mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided and how to make it easier for young people to access help and support across the sectors, including in schools, through voluntary organisations and online.
 
The Taskforce will bring together experts on children and young people’s mental health services and those with knowledge of wider system transformation from across the education, social care and health sectors. Co-chaired by Jon Rouse of the Department of Health and Martin McShane of NHS England, it will report both to Ministers and to the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Partnership.
 
The Taskforce will commission external advice from experts and others with experience in children and young people’s mental health through its Task and Finish groups set up following the inaugural meeting on 24 September.  The Taskforce will share information and knowledge, and details about the Task and Finish groups after each Taskforce meeting. For more details please click here.
 
The Taskforce will publish its findings next spring.