Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services in the UK – Fit for Purpose?
21st June 2019
Over the years I have come across many stories of patients being let down by the poor mental health services in the UK. It is good to know that mental heath is now a top priority for the NHS because if we ignore it, the problems will be much worse. There are however still cases of children waiting 5 years for an autism assessment, or 3 years for a CAMHS assessment. Many of these cases are then subject to triage and it can be a further considerable length of time before any form of treatment is instigated.
I feel like we are failing this generation, I do not have any solution and I don’t think that the promised investment will even make a considerable difference. I would love to hear your thoughts and any ideas that you may have…