Many of us will know someone affected by mental health and so I welcome the news that Government is raising mental health funding to record levels and allocating a further £2.3 billion of funding to boost mental health as part of the Long Term Plan for the NHS.

This is alongside piloting a four-week waiting time standard for children’s mental health treatment, training a brand new dedicated mental health workforce for schools and teaching pupils what good mental and physical health looks like.

By investing in children’s mental health services and focusing on early intervention we can ensure all children have access to the support they need.