Lancet highlights the chronic underfunding of child mental health services in England When will mental health reach parity with physical health and when will children be recognized as a priority? Same applies to research.
”heart of the issue is the absence of parity not only between children's and adult health but also between mental health and physical health... the NHS spends just £92 per child each year on mental health services, compared with £225 for each adult.”
"Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 16–24 years in the UK. Why, then, the continued failure to prioritise and invest in mental health services for children and adolescents?" Editorial: Child mental health services in England—a continuing crisis
Child mental health services in England: a continuing crisis
“Whole-system approach across life course crucial to improve mental health. Parenting-skills training, on development of social & emotional skills, & targeted school-based interventions can reduce depression, anxiety & suicidal behaviour in young people1/2
Chronic underfunding has decimated children's community mental health services, leaving them unable to cope with the rising demand. Austerity cuts to local services have compounded the problem. Child mental health services in England: a continuing crisis
Child #mentalhealth services in England: a continuing crisis
Child mental health services in England: a continuing crisis