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Access to child and adolescent mental health services, May 2016
A review of access to mental health services by the Children’s Commissioner highlights the long waiting lists and restricted access for those with life-threatening conditions. Data from public bodies shows that 28% of children referred for specialist mental health treatment in 2015 did not receive a service. A significant proportion of children with life-threatening mental health conditions – 14% of the 3,000 covered by the data - were denied specialist support. These included children who had attempted suicide or serious self-harm and those with psychosis and anorexia nervosa.
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