Transforming the children and young people’s mental health workforce with new roles, education and training

16 Jun 2022
Mental health learning theatre
Mental health

In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, Health Education England (HEE) is committed to increasing education and training in children and young people’s mental healthcare (CYP MH) to ensure the workforce has the appropriate knowledge and skills to support early mental health intervention.

Delegates will hear about how HEE has worked in collaboration with system partners across health and education to implement the government’s green paper and developed new CYP MH workforce roles.

A specific focus will be on the new mental health support teams (MHSTs) that now ensure 2.4 million children and young people have access to mental health support in 26 per cent of education settings across England, and the developments in education and training that have made this significant workforce expansion possible.

The session will also focus on future plans to continue sustainable workforce planning, expansion and development of the CYP MH workforce in priority areas such as crisis, eating disorders and inpatient settings.

Dominique Henson, National Mental Health Programme Manager - Health Education England
Elaine Bowden, National Mental Health Programme Lead - Health Education England
Lynne Hall, Head of National Portfolio: Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism - Health Education England