YoungMinds claims sharp rise in illness


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    oung people’s mental health is showing evidence of a
    “dramatic deterioration”, a leading children’s
    charity has warned.



    YoungMinds head Barbara Herts said that, despite extra cash, child
    and adolescent mental health services were struggling to meet
    demand.



    “For some reason this seems to be happening in the UK but not
    in other countries such as the US or the Netherlands,” she
    said.



    New facilities such as the Priory Centre, which serves 16 to 21
    year olds, have been welcomed. But Herts said better provision was
    needed for younger children, and called for earlier
    intervention.



    Research by the charity published last week found that young people
    from ethnic minorities were particularly poorly served by
    services.

    • Research at
      www.youngminds.org.uk

     

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