|Why is the problem ‘worse’ than with previous generations?|
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published new analysis by her office looking at the provision of children’s mental health services in England.
The research came ahead of the publication by NHS Digital of the first prevalence survey of children’s mental health since 2004.
The Commissioner’s briefing finds that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are improving in most areas in the country, yet with the exception of eating disorder services, the provision of services in the youth justice system and in perinatal mental health care, the rate of progress is slow.A vast gap remains between what is provided and what children need. As a result, the current rate of progress is still not good enough for the majority of children who require help but are not receiving it.