The select committee, under the leadership of Jeremy Hunt, will focus on the progress the Government has made on children and young people’s mental health, including but not limited to:
Mr Hunt said “How to support young people when they face a mental health crisis can never have been more of a priority than now. Three years ago, as Health Secretary, I initiated reforms of the mental health services offered to children and young people.
"This committee’s inquiry will examine progress made against those ambitions, such as improving access to services and the provision of mental health support in schools. We will be considering the case for wider change to prioritise early intervention, and for those who need inpatient care, looking at how the stress can be reduced. Crucially, we will ask what more can be done to reduce the growing numbers who turn to self-harm or suicide.”
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