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On 22 October 2015, the Minister of State for Community and Social Care, Alistair Burt MP, announced new plans to improve children and young people’s mental health, including a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at teenagers. The measures also included the launch of a ‘Youth Mental Health’ section on the NHS website, which will help children find information regarding mental health conditions and the commissioning of the first national survey of children and young people’s mental health since 2004, which will involve 9,500 children, and their parents, teachers and carers. This note explores those plans, and the wider issue of mental health amongst children and young people.


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