Education: Mental Health Services

Department for Education written question – answered am ar 24 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Gen Kitchen Gen Kitchen Llafur, Wellingborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Mental Health Support Teams there were in (a) Wellingborough constituency, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) London in each year since 2010.

Photo of David Johnston David Johnston The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

​​Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) are now in place in around nearly 8,500 schools and colleges across the country, with 498 expert teams offering support to children experiencing anxiety, depression, and other common mental health issues. MHSTs have achieved their NHS Long Term Plan coverage ambition a year early and more teams are coming. By March 2025, there will be over 600 MHSTs up and running. Further information regarding this can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/6641f1e1ae748c43d37939a3/Transforming_children_and_young_people_s_mental_health_implementation_programme_2024_data_release.pdf.

​Data from NHS England shows that since 2018/19, when the first wave of MHSTs were commissioned, there are currently nine MHSTs in Northamptonshire and 99 MHSTs for the London integrated care system region. A link to the data can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/cyp/trailblazers/#_Mental_Health_Support.

Data on the number of MHSTs by constituency is not currently available.​

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