Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Children's mental health services in 'emergency state'

Children's mental health services in 'emergency state' Children's mental health services are in a state of emergency and must be prioritised, a leading doctor has said.

The government has vowed to invest £1.4bn to transform young people's mental health services.

But Dr Richard Vautrey, a Leeds GP and deputy chair of the British Medical Association (BMA), said the government needs to "turn rhetoric into reality".

Figures show one in 50 children under 18 are in contact with specialist mental health services in England. BBC News

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