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In 2015, the Government committed 5 years of extra funding for Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS). All areas of England were required to submit plans outlining how they will improve their services by 2020. This POSTnote describes some of the new models of CYPMHS and examines the challenges to their effective implementation.

Acknowledgements
POSTnotes are based on literature reviews and interviews with
a range of stakeholders and are externally peer reviewed.
POST would like to thank interviewees and peer reviewers
for kindly giving up their time during the preparation of this briefing
including:
Polly Ashmore, NHS England
Nigel Atter, British Psychological Society
Andy Bell, Centre for Mental Health
Elaine Bousfield, Xenzone
Dr Marc Bush, YoungMinds
Sinem Cakir, MAC-UK
Emily Frith, Education Policy Institute
Professor Peter Fonagy, UCL, Anna Freud National Centre
for Children and Families.
James Kenrick, Youth Access
Paula Lavis, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
David Lockwood, NHS England
Emma Louisy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation
Anna Moore, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation
Lisa Nolan, Liverpool CCG
Fiona Pienaar, Place2Be
Tom Powell, House of Commons Library
Kathryn Pugh, NHS England


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