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Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

By Victoria, Jan 28 2020 08:04AM

Despite an increase in funding, treatment rates for children and adolescents with mental health problems has not increased. In the UK, from 2018-2019 over a quarter of children and young people were turned away and unable to access support, this included those who had self-harmed and been abused.

Findings show that countrywide it can take up to two months to be seen for an assessment. Mental health support in schools may increase in 2022, but for many this is not soon enough.

Read more about The Education Policy Institute (EPI) Annual Report on access to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) here.

I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist (UKCP Registered); a counsellor; arts and play therapist based in Chichester, covering Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You can contact me here.

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