More children are developing mental health problems as the problem with funding children’s mental health services rises. As it stands, children’s mental health services receive only 6% of the mental health budget, equating to less than 1% if the total NHS mental health budget.
Barbara Keelet notes: “The current picture of mental health provision is one of stretched services, long waiting lists, and eligibility criteria which set thresholds so high that many children who need help miss out on the support they need. Our country’s mental health services need to improve dramatically if we are to give every child the support they need.”
Full article in The House Magazine, 8 July 2019