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Children and young peoples' mental health services

We are supporting NHS England on transforming children and young peoples’ mental health services by delivering a number of projects across England. Read about what we are doing on this page.


Education and training fund 

HEE will award funds to organisations to develop initiatives to support workforce transformation, development and training that will improve mental health outcomes for children and young people within identified vulnerable groups. Click here for more information.

Community eating disorders

Development of specialist community eating disorder teams for children and young people and to support the implementation of access and waiting time’s standards by implementing ‘whole team’ training and supporting the development of training curricula and training in evidence based interventions

Children and young people - improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

Expansion of the children and young people’s IAPT transformation programme so that children and young people receive evidence-based treatments by 2018.

Therapist expansion

To encourage expansion of the children and young people’s mental health workforce through two training routes:

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP)
  • Recruit to Train (RtT).

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