Blueprint to beef up child mental health in East Lancs
28th June 2019
A blueprint to beef up mental health services for children and young people has been launched.
Made up of organisations across Lancashire, the partnership aims to reduce waiting times and improve experience and effectiveness of care in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
It comes as new figures show, that nationally, the number of youngsters waiting more than a year for specialist mental health treatment has more than trebled within 12 months.
A total of 118 children and young people waited more than 53 weeks to be seen in the first three months of 2019 – an increase of 237 per cent on the 35 cases recorded in the same period last year.
CAMHS are services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
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