Ensuring young people have access to good mental health support can help them to thrive later in life. That is why the Government are transforming mental health care and we have backed it with an extra £2.3 billion a year through the NHS Long Term Plan.

Thousands of young people will benefit from new mental health support including counselling, mentoring and wellbeing programmes in their communities. The projects supported by this money will help improve access to support outside of NHS services.

I welcome the Government’s focus on ensuring that we have a world-class NHS and the long term funding plan is an important part of achieving that ambition for Britain and all of the residents of my Aldridge-Brownhills constituency.