Dr Ed Garratt, Chief Officer for West Suffolk, North East Essex and Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups, said: “This funding is excellent news and really will help us to ensure young people across the area have access to help and support if they are in need.
Andy Brogan, Deputy Chief Executive of Essex Partnership University NHS Trust, is the Integrated Care System’s (ICS) Senior Responsible Officer for Mental Health. He said: “We are delighted with this funding announcement. It will mean more support will be available to local schools in helping them manage the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
“To be awarded three teams is fantastic and our broader ambition is to double the number of MHSTs in Suffolk and north east Essex.