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School and mental health link pilots help more young people

A pilot scheme linking schools and mental health workers is being rolled out further helping more children and young people, it was revealed at the NHS Expo conference.

The £3m funding backing the pilots includes £1.7m made available from NHS England and the Department for Education £1.5m. It will mean children and young people have better access to local, specialist mental health provision, and that support is consistent across services.

Funded jointly by the Department for Education and NHS England, each of 27 CCGs are working with at least 10 schools to trial this new way of working with a named lead across services. These were chosen from more than 80 applications to receive a boost of up to £85,000 per area.