Under-18s being denied urgent mental health treatment, say GPs

A survey of GPs across the UK show that they do not feel confident that a young person will receive treatment for mental health conditions. The GPs say that teenagers seeking urgent help from CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services) are being denied treatment or facing months of delays.

In the survey of 1,008 GPs, conducted by the charity YoungMinds, 76% said they did not usually feel confident a young person they referred to CAMHS would receive treatment for their illness. Only 10% were confident that treatment would follow. 

Full story in The Guardian, 7 November 2019