Early Intervention in Psychosis Service provides support to children and young people

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Children and young people’s mental health is a top priority of the NHS Long Term Plan. 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18. Failure to support our youth with mental health needs costs lives and money. Since 2016, NHS England has committed to increase access to high quality mental health care for children and young people. We are on track to deliver community-based treatment to at least 70,000 additional children and young people each year by 2020/21. And with the Long Term Plan, we aim to give even more of them the mental health support they need, in their community and at school, so that they can achieve their goal in life.