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More Young People Than Ever Getting the Mental Health Support They Need

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Following the publication of today's Mental Welfare Commission Report on mental health support for young people, Stephen McLeod, Head of Specialist Children’s Services, said:   “We welcome today’s Mental Welfare Commission report.   

“This reflects our commitment to providing treatment in a specialist unit designed to care for children and young people under the age of 18 who need specialist mental health hospital admission. 

“Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams endeavour to support children and young people with severe mental health problems in community settings wherever possible.  

“We have increased access to specialist community mental health teams resulting in more young people getting the support they need in a community setting, usually at home.  This is in addition to the support available from GPs, teachers and social workers. 

“Community CAMHS teams are complimented by a wide range of intensive community services operating around the clock including out of hours, crisis services and inpatient services.” 

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