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Mental Health Service Models for Young People

The Office for National Statistics estimates that nearly one in four Children and Young People (CYP) show some evidence of mental ill health.

It is estimated that between £70-100 billion is lost each year in the UK due to poor mental health.

New models of CYP mental health services are currently being developed across the country to suit the unique needs of local areas. They include whole-system, schoolsbased, community-based and other models, and involve integrating services from across the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Issues with implementing new service models include data monitoring, recruiting and retaining staff and funding.