Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment – CQC

 One in five children referred for treatment in England cannot be seen by overstretched child and adolescent mental health services, Young Minds says.

One in five children referred for treatment in England cannot be seen by overstretched child and adolescent mental health services, Young Minds says.

Children with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next week, in an indictment of the poor care many receive.

A Care Quality Commission report into child and adolescent mental health services (Camhs) will warn that long delays for treatment are damaging the health of young people with anxiety, depression and other conditions.