May to promise NHS mental healthcare boost for under-18s

Theresa May is to promise a major expansion of NHS mental healthcare for children and young people in an attempt to tackle the “scandal” of most under-18s not receiving treatment.

Health service managers said they hoped the move would end the persistent criticism that only a minority of young people receive help for debilitating conditions such as depression, eating disorders and psychosis.

The pledge will be included in the NHS long-term plan to be launched by the prime minister and the chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, at a hospital on Monday.

Full Story: The Guardian, 4 January 2019