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Parliamentary enquiry into government's mental health plans.

Parliamentary enquiry into government's mental health plans.

The government’s proposals for additional mental health support for school pupils are to be scrutinised in an inquiry by MPs.

The parliamentary education and health committees will hold a joint inquiry into the plans set out in the government’s green paper earlier this month.

The committee will begin holding hearings in January.

Under proposals set out in the government’s consultation, schools will get funding to train “mental health leads”, and also receive support from local mental health support teams, as part of a £300 million investment.

Pupils will also be taught about mental health in the classroom, and certain treatments, like cognitive behavioural therapy, will be provided in schools.

“There is a growing prevalence of mental ill health among children and young people,” said education committee chair Robert Halfon.

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