Children and Young People’s Mental Health: State of the Nation

CentreForum, April 2016

CentreForum have published the first report of our Commission on children and young people’s mental health. The research has revealed the problems young people face when trying to access mental health care.  Services turn away, on average, nearly a quarter (23%) of children and teenagers referred to them by their GPs, teachers or others. Once a referral is accepted, young people often have to wait many months for treatment. The report also reports big differences in the amount spent on children’s mental health in different areas and regions.  The report also looks at government policy on children’s mental health, such as the publication of Future in Mind – a transformation plan published in March 2015 along with a pledge of £1.25bn of funding over the next five years.

Click here to view the report.