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Prime Minister's speech on mental health: Chairs’ statement

10 January 2017

Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Committee, and Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health Committee, have made a statement following the Prime Minister's speech on mental health.

Chairs' statement

"We are encouraged by the Prime Minister's focus on children's mental health and the role that education can play in tackling this pressing issue.

But if long-term improvements are to be achieved then schools and health services must be given the proper resources, support and expertise so they can work more closely and effectively together. They should not simply be burdened with more responsibilities on budgets that dry up after a few years. 

We are looking forward to hearing what those involved at the front line think of the Government's proposals, and to scrutinising and influencing the Government through the Education and Health Select Committees' recently-launched joint inquiry into education and mental health."

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