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Government announces investment boost for young people’s mental health services

14th November 2007

Health minister Ivan Lewis has announced a ?31 million funding boost to increase the number of beds and improve facilities in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) around the country.

The announcement is part of the government’s commitment to improve CAMHS services – with the goal of ensuring that no child under 16 will be treated in an adult mental health ward by November 2008.

Funding will be split between 17 projects intended to see bed capacity increased to help eliminate the use of adult psychiatric wards for children and young people.

Ministers have also pledged to significantly reduce the number of 16 to18-year-olds on adult wards.

Ivan Lewis stated that vulnerable children deserved services that recognised their age.

“The 31 million worth of investment I am announcing today will help us deliver this commitment and obligation by creating more than 150 new or upgraded in-patient beds and enhanced community facilities for children with the most complex mental health needs.”

The 17 projects will provide 59 new beds, 45 beds relocated to purpose designed facilities and 52 refurbished beds.

Last month, the health secretary Alan Johnson has announced an extra ?170 million to fund an expansion in psychological therapies to provide greater support to people with mental health problems.

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