Govt. to spend £3.3m to prevent mental illness in young people

23 local community projects

Adam Saville
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Govt. to spend £3.3m to prevent mental illness in young people

Department of Health and Social Care to fund counselling, mentoring and arts programmes

The UK government is to invest £3.3m into 23 local community projects for children and young people across England. The allocated funding - further to the £2.3bn a year backing the NHS Long Term Plan - is to allow people under the age of 25 to access local services to support their mental health, with early intervention for those at risk. Projects will have an emphasis on improving access to support outside of NHS services, including LGBT young people or those from black, Asian and mino...

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