HILLINGDON children and young people are to benefit from £3.3m in government funds towards preventative mental health services.

A bid by national charity P3, in partnership with Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group, will redevelop the P3 Navigator Hub in Fairfield Road, Yiewsley, into a new Navigator Plus.

Navigator Plus will offer instant access to mental health and wellbeing support for those aged 13-25.

P3’s CEO Mark Simms said: “Children and young people experience so many pressures as they grow into adulthood—social, emotional, physical—that equipping them with effective tools to manage their own mental health has to be a priority.

“This is a service that will deliver a positive and meaningful impact.”

Dr Ian Goodman, chair of Hillingdon CCG, added: “We have long recognised the importance and benefits these services have for patients.”

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