A joint report by the Health and Education Committees published on Tuesday 2nd May has found schools and colleges are having to cut back on mental health services.
Children’s mental health funding is not getting through, and is impacting families’ lives.
Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary and leading mental health campaigner, Norman Lamb said:
“The Health and Education Committees report exposes the reality for families up and down the country. It is scandalous that much of the additional funding for children’s mental health secured by the Liberal Democrats in 2015 is not getting through.”
“Vulnerable children and teenagers are being short-changed of the money needed to improve mental health services,” he said. “Until the government commits to providing more long-term funding for health and social care, this mental health crisis will not be tackled. ”
Your parliamentary candidate for Solihull Ade Adeyemo has committed to “speak up for the most vulnerable in our society”, supporting Norman Lamb’s impressive track record improving mental health services regionally and nationally.