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<p>Many schools provide support to pupils with mental health issues, but teachers are not mental health professionals and need specialist support.</p><p>The Department is making available an additional £1.4 billion between 2015 and 2020 to improve mental health services for children and young people. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a continued focus on improving specialist services to build on this. It makes a commitment that expenditure on children and young people’s mental health services will grow faster than overall NHS spending and sets out plans to increase access to treatment.</p><p>This provision will include new Mental Health Support Teams working in or near schools and colleges to provide earlier access to a wider range of support and treatments. The first of these teams will be set up this year in 25 trailblazer areas that will test how they can work in practice. The aim is to cover a fifth to a quarter of England by 2023.</p><p>To support schools to engage with specialist support, the Government will fund the training of a designated senior lead in every school on how to put in place a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.</p>
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