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22 Sep 2011

CAMHS cuts see younger children miss out on support

Primary school-age children with mental health problems will bare the brunt of cuts to child and adolescent mental health services, experts are warning.

Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) say that unless mental health budgets are protected, children’s services will see a sharp rise in the number of teenagers with severe mental health problems within the next decade.

As budgets are squeezed Camhs teams will increasingly target resources at “cases with most urgent need” involving older children in crisis, says Young Minds policy and campaigns director Lucie Russell.

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