MP welcomes major boost for Humberside youth mental health services
Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, has welcomed the major investment being made the Government to support young people’s mental health services across the region. The Humber NHS Foundation Trust is to receive £7.8m, which will be used by the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability Transformation Partnership to provide 13 additional beds for local children and adolescents with severe mental health problems.
The money means that fewer young people will have to travel out of the area to receive the help they need with four intensive care beds and nine general beds being commissioned across local care facilities.
The announcement comes as part of the Government’s £760m capital investment in the NHS – the largest of its kind in the last decade – and follows a detailed consultation by the Department of Health and Social Care over young people’s mental health services. Recent data from across the UK shows an estimated 1,400 more people accessing mental health services every day compared to 2010.
Welcoming the funding, Graham said: “This substantial investment in our local mental health services will provide welcome and vital support for young people who are struggling with their mental health.
“The Government has recognised that more needs to be done to ensure the right advice, clinical capacity and bed spaces are available for our young people. To make these recommendations a reality, the Government is spending an additional £1 billion on mental health by 2020-21 so that people are receiving the right care in the right place.”
April 4th, 2018