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Universities UK response to 'Transforming children and young people's mental health provision: a Green Paper'

Consultations and responses
15 March 2018

The government's green paper, Transforming children and young people's mental health provision​ has provided an important opportunity to make progress in this area.

Universities will be at the forefront, not only in terms of the research they do and the nurses, psychiatrists, teachers and social workers they train, but also in terms of how they support and improve the mental health of approximately 2.3 million students and 400,000 staff within higher education.​

In broad response to the core proposals of the green paper, Universities UK (UUK) asks for more ambition from the government to:

              • ​​​​​​​​set out a longer-term vision and strategy for 0–25-year-olds

              • boost the timing, reach and impact of the proposed core interventions

              • explore asset-based approaches that support positive mental health, awareness and early intervention

UUK welcomes the proposed strategic partnership to improve the mental health of 16–25-year-olds, and looks forward to shaping and supporting its development.

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